PHOTO: Gianna Rojas of Oak Ridge competed as the only female in the Phoenix Cup for adaptive golfers in October

Kenny Bontz of Tinton Falls and Gianna Rojas of Oak Ridge excelled in recent events for adaptive golfers.

Bontz, an amputee who lost his lower left leg to cancer 12 years ago, shot four-under-par 68 to win the 13th Florida Magazine Open Tournament for golfers with disability or mobility problems on Oct. 13. Bontz has participated in many NJSGA events and reached the Round of 16 at the 2010 NJSGA Mid-Amateur Championship.

Rojas, who calls herself “The One-Handed Lady Golfer,” is a champion for Adaptive Golf. Born with no fingers on her left hand, she has become the voice of Adaptive Golf and has been featured on the Golf Channel and on various news outlets throughout the country.

She participated as the only female in the Phoenix Cup, an international match-play competition against the European Disabled Golf Team at Long Marsh Golf Club in Rotunda, Fla., in October.

She presents and exhibits at industry gatherings and expos and is a keynote speaker at many corporate groups.

Ms. Rojas is also an adaptive athlete and competes around the country on the USA Disabled Golf Team, Amateur Adaptive Long Drives, and the World Para Long Drive Cups where she is a three-time division winner.

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