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News | Dec. 3, 2014

Maj Jeffery wins her 6th CISM Golf gold as US Men and Women capture their 7th team gold

By Steven Dinote Armed Forces Sports

(Raffa, Bahrain) – The U.S. Men and Women Armed Forces Golf teams won respective gold medals for the seventh time during the 8th Conseil International du Sport Military (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held in Bahrain, Nov. 13-21, 2014.

Air Force Maj. Linda Jeffery of Camp Smith, Hawaii won her sixth individual CISM Golf gold medal in the women’s division. Along with Navy Lt. Nicole Johnson of NAS Lemoore, Calif., the U.S. women dominated the field of play on their way to gold. Johnson also reached the podium by winning individual women’s bronze.

Final Women’s Division standings:  USA – 1st; Uganda – 2nd; Germany – 3rd.

On the men’s side, Army Spc. Jordan-Tyler Massey of Fort Hood, Texas and Army Capt. Joseph Cave of Fort Bliss, Texas captured silver and bronze respectively leading the U.S. men to gold over host nation Bahrain.

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Spencer Mims of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. earned individual gold in the Men’s Senior Division.

The 2014 CISM Golf Championship featured over 80 golfers from 16 nations. The U.S. Armed Forces team was selected immediately following the 2014 Armed Forces Golf Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Nov. 5-10.

The U.S. teams will reassemble in 10 months to compete at the 6th CISM World Military Games in South Korea, Oct. 2-11, 2015.  Korea is expecting over 110 nations and 6,500 military athletes from around the world. The U.S. will attempt to capture their 8th team gold.

U.S. Armed Forces Team Roster
Capt. Joseph Cave - Army
Lt. Will Boyd - Navy
Senior Master Sgt. Spencer Mims - USAF
Sgt. Kaleb Nichols - Army
Staff Sgt. Kyle Wesolowski - USAF
Spc. Jordan-Tyler Massey - Army

Maj. Linda Jeffery - USAF
Lt. Nicole Johnson - Navy  

Capt. Lisa Potvin - Chief of Mission - Navy
Mr. James Senn - Team Captain - Navy
Mr. Douglas Quirie - Coach - USAF