Two great courses
Calvert Crossing & Pine Hills
Calhoun, LA

Congratulations Joel Murray!!

Congratulations Joel Murray!!!!!!! We are all so very proud of you.

 

The USA took both Gold and Silver in the Golf competition today. Richard Heath maintained his 1st place position and won the Gold Medal. Joel Murray continued his strong play as well winning the Silver medal over Bronze medalist Craig Read of Australia by 3 strokes. I am certain they were all playing hard in the final round.

This is Joel's first international competition and we are very proud of his performance. There are 7500 athletes from over 140 countries competing in just about every sport you can think of. To get selected to represent your country is quite an honor.

Here are Joel's accomplishments in Special Olympics:

  • 2000 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2001 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2002 Louisiana State Runner-Up (Silver Medal)
  • USA National Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2003 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2004 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • USA National 2nd Place (Silver Medal)
  • 2005 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2006 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2007 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • 2008 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • USA National 2nd place (Silver Medal)
  • 2009 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • USA National Champion (Gold Medal & Set 18 hole scoring record of 73)
  • 2010 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • USA National Silver Medalist
  • Louisiana Special Olympics Male Athlete of the year
  • Inducted into Louisiana Special Olympics Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Louisiana State Champion (Gold Medal)
  • World Games Silver Medalist (Athens Greece)