International Day of People with Disabilities: Bullock takes EDGA title

Aimi Bullock emerged as a worthy winner in the nett section of the recent EDGA Women’s Cup held at Pestana Vila Sol in Portugal.

The Surrey golfer (pictured above) finished six shots clear of her nearest rival Martine Gilks who, in turn, edged clear of daughter Heather in third spot.

In the gross section of the event, Bullock finished second behind Daphne Van Houten of the Netherlands with 16-year-old Gilks (pictured below) once again in third place.

The English contingent were competing as part of a 68-strong field of men and women golfers with a disability in the latest event run by the European Disabled Golfers’ Association (EDGA)

Players from 13 countries with a range of physical, intellectual and sensorial impairments, assembled last month for the two-day championship.

Bullock was diagnosed with MS in 2017, but that has not prevented the golfer from enjoying a sport she first dabbled with in her youth and then took up again when her disability prevented her from continuing to cycle and play hockey.

The event also moved her up to 53rd in the world in the nett rankings for golfers with a disability, and to 63rd in the gross rankings.

In the men’s event, Charles-Henri Quelin of France put together exemplary rounds of 75 and 72, for a +3 total, to win the EDGA Algarve Open Gross title in style, by six shots over England’s Brad Smith and Rasmus Lia of Sweden in third.

In the nett category, Quelin was again the victor, this time two shots clear of Englishmen Smith and Ian Dixon in third.

 

Click here for full results from the 2021 EDGA Algarve Open and Women’s Cup.