Lee, Moore wins U.S. Adaptive Open at Pinehurst

The second U.S. Adaptive Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 6 will now be contested July 10-12. The championship was previously scheduled to take place July 17-19. 

“This modification will allow us to showcase the incredible athletes who compete for this national championship with our broadcast partner in an enhanced way,” said Chief Championship Officer John Bodenhamer. “The original dates would have meant a decrease in television coverage, but the new dates provide the opportunity to expand and elevate the storytelling and build on the incredible momentum we saw in the championship’s inaugural playing.”

The championship will again be held at Pinehurst No. 6, which hosted the inaugural playing in 2022. Simon Lee, 25, of the Republic of Korea, who has autism, defeated Felix Norrman, of Sweden, in a playoff to win the men’s division, while Kim Moore, 41, the women’s golf coach at Western Michigan University who was born without a right foot and with a severely clubbed left foot, captured the women’s division.

Entries for this year’s championship open Feb. 27 at usga.org

Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer Wendy Hodges: Three days of joyful, inspired play in the Inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open at Pinehurst Resort’s Course No. 6  in July 2022 ended in a dramatic triumph befitting a USGA national championship. Simon Lee, 25, of the Republic of Korea, shot a final-round 71, then went birdie-par in a two-hole playoff to win the men’s overall title over Felix Norrman, while Kim Moore, 41, of Portage, Mich., went wire-to-wire to earn the title of women’s overall champion.

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