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Canada claims five medals at inaugural Invictus Games golf competition

Written by Terry Lenyk
(Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

TORONTO – The inaugural adaptive golf competition of the Invictus Games took place Tues, Sept. 26, at St. George’s Golf and Country Club, where Canadians claimed five medals.

The competition was contested over 18 holes using modified Stableford scoring using Handicap Factors/Index.

Claiming gold in the men’s competition with a 38-point total was David Scott of the United Kingdom. Canada’s Étienne Aubé claimed silver with 37 points.  Canadians Dan Graham and Jay Nickol earned bronze with 35 points, as did American Josh Lindstrom.

In the women’s competition, Cornelia Oosthuizen of the United Kingdom captured gold with a score of 32. Canada’s Karyne Gelinas earned silver with 27 points and Sandy Bate earned 24 points ton win bronze.

Karyne Gelinas of Canada, Cornelia Oosthuizen of the United Kingdom  and Sandy Bate of Canada (Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry was on hand at St. George’s to cheer on competitors.

The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women, both currently serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.

The word Invictus is Latin for unconquered. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and ill service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post-injury.

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For more information on the 2017 Invictus Games, visit www.invictusgames2017.com.

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