picture of Sean Witting and caddy John Johnstone
Sean Witting, with caddie John Johnstone, proudly displays his trophy.

Sean Witting wins 2012 Australian Open Championship

Seventeen blind and vision impaired golfers stepped out for the Australian Open Championship played over two rounds at the Collier Park Golf Club in Western Australia recently.

Victorian blind golfer, Sean Witting (B2 - handicap 23) with his caddie John Johnstone, won the 2012 championship with a gross score of 186 for the two rounds. Runner-up was John Rawlings from VIC (B2 - handicap 32) with his caddie Ken Wilford.

The event was run in conjunction with the West Australian Blind Golf Open which was also won by Sean Witting from Victoria scoring 42 stableford points. Sean was a 25 handicapper before joining blind golf following a quick onset of vision impairment.

Blind golf has categories B1, B2 and B3 depending on the player's vision capabilities. B1 players are totally blind.

To learn more about blind golf browse around here on the Blind Golf Australia website or visit www.internationalblindgolf.com

Other winners were:

2012 Australian Open Blind Golf Tournament, Other Results
Category Name State Handicap Total
B1 Gross David Blyth Vic 54 253
B1 Net Glen Niciejewski Qld 53 154
B2 Gross Brian Gear Vic 39 222
B2 Net Jenny McCallum WA 32 162
B3 Gross Jeff Ellis Vic 24 203
B3 Net David Wheatley Vic 33 150