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Thomas ’13 Finishes Among Top 5 in U.S. Adaptive Open

July 29, 2022

By Stephanie Rizzo ’09

Jordan Thomas ’13 won his category with an 18-stroke lead and says the experience bolstered his mission to serve kids living with disabilities.

Jordan Thomas ’13
Photo by Courtesy of Jordan Thomas.

Golfer and philanthropist Jordan Thomas ’13 has placed among the top 5 players at the inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open. Established in 2022 by the United States Golf Association, the tournament aims to showcase the world’s best golfers with disabilities.

Thomas, who boasts an impressive +2.1 index, was selected as one of 96 players out of nearly 300 tournament entries. He placed fifth in the championship overall and won the multiple limb category by 18 strokes.

The international business graduate started the Jordan Thomas Foundation after losing his legs in a boating accident when he was just 16 years old. Since then, the foundation has provided prostheses to children affected by limb loss all over the world.

“Participating in the U.S. Adaptive Open was a life-changing experience that reaffirmed my mission to serve not only the pediatric limb loss community, but the game of golf,” says Thomas. “My accident took a lot from me, but in the process of healing, it gave me so much more. My hope is that all people living with disabilities can experience some of the same joy golf has given me.”


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