Canada’s Hoffman wins World Deaf Golf Championships
Regina native takes home top spot in seniors division
Published on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 04:41PM EDT
Ken Hoffman of Regina earned a 3-shot victory Friday at the 9th playing of the World Deaf Golf Championships being held at Tsu Country Club in Japan.
Hoffman, who was competing in the seniors division, carded rounds of 86, 88, 75, 81—330 to finish the four-round event at +42, 3 shots ahead of Akio Watanabe of Japan (333). Jun Oishi, also of Japan, finished third, 9 shots back of Hoffman at 339.
Robert Cundy of Edmonton placed 7th at (348, +60) and Brian Johnston Bobcaygeon, Ont. also cracked the top-10 (356, +68). Denis Marchand of Rouyn-Noranda , Que. came in 22nd spot (416, + 128).
Canada had just a single competitor in the ladies division. Marilyn Beernink of London, Ont. finished 9th at 413, +125.
Leading Canada in the men’s division was Alexandre Ouellet. The Montreal native came in 5th at 313, +25. Following close behind Ouellet in 7th was Dale Proctor of Vancouver. Proctor carded a 321, +33. Finishing 14th was Jonathan Rose of Gulph, Ont., who tallied 330, +42. Rounding out the Canadians was Jason Wilkie of London, Ont., who placed 40th after shooting 369, +81.
The World Deaf Golf Championships are renowned as the premier international deaf golfing championship with individual mens, ladies and seniors titles being contested held over 72 holes.