17 Mar 2020 | All Abilities |
Queenslander wins Vic blind title
Queenslander Glenn Niciejewski has won the Blind Golf Victoria Open at Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula.
Niciejewski, a B1 player with a 46 handicap, is the current Australian Blind Golf champion. He lost his sight in a head-on car crash in Coffs Harbour in 1999, having been a golfer prior to that.
He took up golf again in 2008 and quickly became a dominant figure in blind golf, winning various state and national titles in the B1 category.
Niciejewkski, now 42, had 50 points on the first day and Rosebud, and 47 points on the second day for a total of 97 points with caddie Mark Tookey alongside him, huge scores for a B1 player.
Rosebud Country Club was celebrating its 30th consecutive year of hosting the Victorian championship, and 27 players and caddies from all over Australia took part.
They now turn their attention to the ISPS Handa Australian Blind Golf Open on Thursday and Friday, also at Rosebud.
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