#TeamAUS – Special Olympics World Games, UAE

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Amanda Patterson (QLD), Jason Russo (NSW), Chad Johnson with Coach Brendan Monaghan

Team Australia passed the 2019 Special Olympics World Games at the Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Australians Amanda Patterson (QLD), Chad Johnson (QLD) and Jason Russo (NSW) fly under the flag of Australia for the golf match, along with another 105 Australian athletes competing in 24 sports.

The Special Olympics World Summer Games are currently being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with 7,000 mentally challenged athletes from 170 countries competing for half a million spectators.

Team coach Brendan Monaghan (QLD) contributed to the preparation and coordination of Team Australia in the UAE.

"The Course has been a tough test for all participants, but they have learned for the teams that they can play fast in pretty extreme conditions during the first two days of the competition." Monaghan said.

"It's a challenge to adapt to the conditions with sandstorms, high temperatures and big crowds, but the team is doing great. Amanda has had three near-miss birdies, with Chad rolling into a great birdie on one of the par 5 & # 39; s ". Monaghan added.

After day two, the Australian scores remain tight; Johnson (QLD) 113 (22nd), Patterson (QLD) 114 (23rd), Russo (NSW) 117 (24th)

The 9-hole format continues tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20, with medal performances to follow.

To follow scores and highlights, go to www.abudhabi2019.org/elko19459003]

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