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June 10, 2013

UCO Endeavor Games come to a close

EDMOND — The UCO Endeavor Games for athletes with physical disabilites began with clinics used for warm-ups for competitors and a learning session for athletes new to the sports.

From beginners to Paralympians, the competitive fields wound down on Sunday throughout the Edmond area.

The UCO Endeavor Games are Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA level 3 sanctioned event. Athletes ages 7-21 are encouraged to use their Endeavor Games results to qualify for the National Junior Disability Championship (NJDC). NJDC is the largest multi-sport, multi-disability event for juniors in the United States.

The WASUSA premier event brings together hundreds of athletes with physical disabilities from all over North America to compete in archery, field, table tennis, track, swimming, and weightlifting.

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    Lynn ended up spending the afternoon and early evening as a caddy for his friend Fred Hanover on a hot and humid day at Oak Tree National, a course with which Lynn is quite familiar.

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  • It's a penal golf course

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    Fred Funk
    “The greens have been soft all week. With this heat I think they’re going to get a little firmer. They don’t want to lose them, at the same time. Hopefully they won’t get as hard as this floor. Otherwise they will be unplayable out there. It will be a joke. It’s a diabolical golf course. It’s really, really hard if you’re a little off. You don’t have to be very far off to be considered way off. It’s a penal golf course. You have to control your golfing. I hope the greens stay a little soft.
    Funk still broke par, knocking down a 1-under-par 70.

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    Bob Tway and Willie Wood ensued with 3-over-par 74s and Scott Verplank shot a 4-over-par 75 Thursday in the opening round.
    “I actually played fairly decent, I guess,” Morgan said after walking off the 18th green Thursday. “I guess I had two, three kind of foul balls but ... I had three, four putts if I could just hit it a little harder I would have made them.”

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    “Who me?” asked Montgomerie. “You do know that it took me 22 years to finally win a 72-hole stroke play event in the states,” he said, referring to his four-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. Montgomerie shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round.

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    The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.
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