MacLeod captures top honours at Canadian Open blind golf event

Published on August 11, 2014
Salmon River's Brian MacLeod will play in this week's Canadian Open blind golf championship at Mountain Golf and Country Club.
Matt Veno – Truro Daily News

TRURO - Brian MacLeod won the Canadian Open blind golf championship last week at Mountain Golf and Country Club.

The 55-year-old Salmon River resident carded a 36-hole score of 204 (105-99) to win by 29 strokes over Gerry Nelson (122-111) of Saskatchewan in the B1 division.

"I played very good, except the first day I had a 12 on (number) 17," said MacLeod, who was coached by Garth Perrin at the event. "One bad hole, but other than that I played really solid."

American Mike McKone (81-84) won the B2 division, while Alberta's Derek Kibblewhite (91-88) captured B3 honours. The women's division winner was Donna Hawkins of Simco, Ont.

MacLeod leaves Friday for Providence, R.I., for the U.S. Open blind championship, and likes his chances of winning that tournament.

"I do," he said. "I think that everything is going pretty good right now."

MacLeod's golf schedule in the coming weeks also includes tournaments in Kentucky, Italy and San Antonio, Tex.

MacLeod has won 64 of 95 blind golf events he's played in since 1997.