Slabbert wins SA disabled title

2012-05-09 18:51
Daniel Slabbert (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Daniel Slabbert successfully defended his Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open title at Langebaan Country Estate on Wednesday.

Gallery: SA Disabled Open 2012

Slabbert won by a massive 17 shots on a score of six over par 222 with rounds of 77, 70 and 75 over second-placed Reinhardt Schuhknecht on a 239 total.

Coming into the final round with an 11 shot lead, the 21-year-old increased his lead early over the chasing pack.

“Starting the day 11 shots ahead, I just thought about keeping my pace, but defending a title is always good,” said Slabbert after being presented with the trophy.

Schuhknecht, playing off a three handicap, was never able to mount a serious challenge on Slabbert's lead with rounds of 82, 77 and 80 for a 23 over total.

The SA Disabled Open brings together golfers from around the country, all with no function in at least one limb, or limited ability in a limb.

Slabbert had to have his left leg amputated after a trampoline accident when he was 14 years old.

Disabled golfers receive no preferential treatment on the course and play from the same tees as other golfers.

Slabbert has been working on his game as he pursues a career in golf and has reduced his golf handicap to two.

“I'm ecstatic, it was a good day for me.

“I don't think it was difficult to keep focused as I was playing the course not my opponents.

“Winning by so many shots makes me very happy.”

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