Autumn Trophy wraps up Irish Kids Golf Tour 2019

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Massereene's Gemma McMeekin and Westport's Mary Kate Lonergan

The encore to what has been another brilliantly received KPMG sponsored Irish Kids Golf Tour saw the stars of the future light up the fairways of Lough Erne with smiles as the inaugural Autumn Trophy teed off at the stunning resort.

As competitive as ever, the age categories were fiercely contested as both boys and girls aged 13 years and under experienced a professionally conducted tournament like no other at this age level, preparing those taking part for a future in competitive golf.

Having kicked off with its inaugural Easter Trophy at Killeen Castle back in April, the ever-evolving Tour touched down for Provincial Trophy competitions at Slieve Russell, County Sligo, Mount Juliet and Fota Island before staging its Grand Final at Druids Glen.

Irish Kids Golf Tour

Speaking to Irish Golfer Magazine prior to the first ever Autumn Trophy being added to the calendar, Founders, Gordon Smyth, Head Professional at PGA National Slieve Russell & Ciaran Cahill, admitted that it’s the calibre of venues that the Tour has been able to utilise that has made the year so special.

“For us, it’s so important and we’re so grateful to have such high calibre venues on our roster,” said Smyth.

“Druids Glen has hosted four Irish Opens, Killeen Castle a Solheim Cup, Fota Island’s hosted three Irish Opens. Mount Juliet can boast two WGC’s and three Irish Opens. At PGA National Slieve Russell we’ve hosted 2 European Tour events and we’re playing the Championship Course at Rosses Point that hosts the best amateurs in the country every year for the West of Ireland.

“We can’t thank the clubs enough for allowing their courses to be used and to give youth a chance. It’s a great privilege to be able to promote junior golf in such significant venues around the island and long may it continue.”

With roughly 100 spots available at each event throughout the year, it’s no wonder every competition has been a quick sellout.

To get your child involved in the Tour for 2020, visit www.irishkidsgolftour.com

 

Irish Kids Golf Tour- Lough Erne Results 2019

Boys 13

1st  Noah O’Sullivan-Headfort GC

2nd Sheà Williamson-Lurgan GC

3rd Adam Hamilton- Hilton GC

 

Boys 12

1st Matthew Kelleher-Fota Island GC

2nd Odhrán McBride-Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC

3rd Jenson Boyce-Edenmore GC

 

Boys 11

1st John Doyle-Mitchelstown GC

2nd Mattie Mullaney-Dungarvan GC

3rd Evan Carlisle-Greenacres GC

 

Boys 10

1st Paul Fletcher- Rathmore GC

2nd AJ Hayes-Dungarvan GC

3rd William Walshe-Delgany GC

 

Girls 13 and Under

1st Olivia Costello- Roscommon GC

2nd Kayleigh Mulholland-Moyola Park GC

3rd Ellen O’Shaughnessy-Tara Glen GC

 

Boys 9

1st Harris Fleming- Castlerock GC

2nd Evan Butler- Ardee GC

3rd Adam Doherty-Balmoral GC

 

Boys 8

1st Justin Dennehy-Douglas GC

2nd Tiernan Bradley-Buncrana GC

3rd Josh Punnoose-Massereene GC

 

Girls 10 and Under

1st Gemma McMeekin- Massereene GC

2nd Mary Kate Lonergan- Wesport GC

 

Boys 7

1st Rory Brown-Castlerock GC

2nd Tomas Owens-Massereene GC

3rd Alex Bannon-Stackstown GC

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