Kevin Hall, a deaf golfer, wins APGA Tour event on PGA Golf Club after overcoming an eight-shot deficit

By Fly Pin High |
May 3, 2023

Kevin Hall, a veteran APGA Tour player, won the APGA on Tuesday at PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie in Florida.

Hall won by two shots after shooting an 8-under-par 64 in the final. It was his second victory of the season. This is his sixth APGA Tour win and the second time that he’s won twice in one season. In 2016, he won the Player of the year award.

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The 40-year old Cincinnati man overcame a complete loss of hearing due to a childhood H-flu meningitis. He became the first Black player to join the Ohio State golf team and won medalist honors in the 2004 Big Ten Championship.

Hall began the day eight strokes behind and went 4 under by the end of five holes. Highlighting this was a 10-foot-long eagle putt at the 495 yard par-5 fifth.

“I’m more consistent than ever now.” Hall told his mother Jackie Hall that “my putter has woken up” after the round. “I knew I needed to get it and make as many birdies I could. After the hot start I told myself ‘no stupid mistakes. ‘”

Chase Johnson, Varun Gomez, Salvador Rocha Gomez, and Andrew Fernandes all finished at 4 under par, tying for second place.

Hall’s victory propelled him to the top of the Lexus Cup Point Standings, with 1,498 after four regular season events. Hall moved ahead of APGA’s Marcus Byrd who will be competing in the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship, which starts Thursday, North Carolina, on a sponsor exemption.

The winnings of $25,000 were $7,500 for his 74-64138.

APGA at TPC Scottsdale, May 7-9, in Arizona will be the sixth tournament of the 2023 golf season. APGA Deere run in Silvis Illinois is scheduled for May 28-30.

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