2013 Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament

Special Olympics golf
Courtesy of Special Olympics
High fives, smiles and medals marked the culmination of three days of golf for the field of 176 players on Sunday at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament.
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The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 1:33 p.m.

14th Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament
When: October 17-20, 2013
Venue: Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
City: Galloway, New Jersey
Who: 180 golfers from 23 Special Olympics North America programs

TOURNAMENT LINKS
Player profiles and scoring | Fact sheet (.pdf)

PHOTO GALLERIES: ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

 

Winners celebrated with medals, smiles and high fives on Sunday, marking the culmination of three days of golf for the field of 176 golfers from 23 programs. Across the five levels of competition, the national tournament was overflowing with personal best scores, dogged determination through challenging conditions and teamwork, both on and off the golf course.
 
SATURDAY: Wind and nerves settle as players improve at Special Olympics golf
A cool, crisp fall Saturday morning brought calmer winds, more relaxed players and lower scores in the second round. The field of 176 golfers from 23 programs representing the United States and Canada have one more day of competition remaining.
 
Braxton values character over clout, as she exhibits on course and in pool
Grace Anne Braxton has a lot to boast about, having won two gold medals on an international stage and 24 golf awards at the state level or higher. But something she did off the course showed that she is an even better person than she is a golfer.
 
FRIDAY: Windy conditions challenge players in first round in New Jersey
Blue skies and windy conditions made for a challenging first round at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. Golfers from 23 programs representing the United States and Canada are competing in five levels of competition in the 14th annual tournament.
 
THURSDAY: Exciting Opening Ceremony kicks off 2013 tournament
Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes, coaches, volunteers, and guests came together for a spirited celebration on Thursday for the Opening Ceremony at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. CBS News television personality Jack Ford was the master of ceremonies for the Olympic-style Opening Ceremony and introduced delegations from 23 Special Olympics North America programs.
 
PREVIEW COVERAGE:
Special Olympics 2013 golf tournament to welcome 180 golfers to New Jersey

The 14th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament offers five levels of play for athletes with different golf abilities. An Olympic-style Opening Ceremony will kick off the event, with three competitive golf rounds to follow. The awards ceremony will take place following the final round.
--See full field list (.pdf)

Athletes, coaches, volunteers, guests gather for 2013 Special Olympics golf
CBS News personality Jack Ford will be the master of ceremonies for the Olympic-style Opening Ceremony and introduce delegations from 23 Special Olympics North America programs.  The Opening Ceremony will include a presentation of colors, national anthem and competitors will recite the Special Olympics oath before the tournament is declared officially open.

Special Olympics North America Golf event welcomes field of 180 players
Special Olympics Golf Level I competition consists of an individual skills contest, where six golf skills are tested. Level II is an alternate shot team play, while Level III is Special Olympics Unified Sports team play. Levels IV and V are individual stroke play 9-hole and 18-hole competitions, respectively.

2014 Special Olympics USA Games to draw thousands of athletes (.pdf)
Next year, approximately 200 golfers from throughout the United States will compete at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, being held June 14-21, in the Princeton and Greater Mercer County area of New Jersey. The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, competing in 16 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches; 10,000 volunteers and an estimated 70,000 family, friends and spectators.  

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