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A competitive spirit kept Annie Hayes golfing after a tragic bicycling accident. She's about to tee off in the nation's first Open event for paraplegic athletes

woman sitting on adaptive golf cart after teeing off

Lee’s Annie Hayes tees off, with the help of her specialized golf cart that supports her while swinging, at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield. This weekend, Hayes will travel to North Carolina play in the inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open golf tournament at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. 

PITTSFIELD — Annie Hayes is, was and always will be a competitor. She was a competitor as a kid, hitting golf balls in the backyard.

She was a competitor as a young adult, riding her bike home to Pittsfield from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. — a 50-mile trip each way.

She

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Jesse Kolodkin can be reached at jkolodkin@berkshireeagle.com or on Twitter @JesseKolodkin. 

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