2012 Victorian Blind Golf Open Championship
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:
|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|