Sean Keeling’s Junior Ryder Cup bid continues in Germany

Ronan MacNamara

Sean Keeling of Roganstown (Photo by Steve Bardens / R&A via Getty Images)

The 19th edition of the German Boys and Girls Open promises top class golf at the St Leon-Rot Golf Club. From June 1-3, young top golfers from all over Europe will meet again and compete for the title “International German Amateur Champion Boys / Girls”. Since 2021, the best boy U16 and the best girl U16 have been awarded after the second round.

The tournament, which was held for the first time in 2004, has grown in importance internationally over the years due to its sporty quality and professional organization. Connemara’s Luke O’Neill won the Boys event back in 2019.

Roganstown starlet Sean Keeling will be looking to enhance his Junior Ryder Cup bid with another strong performance. The 16-year-old has won the Scottish Boys Open and was the 54-hole leader at last weekend’s Brabazon Trophy before eventually finishing fourth as Liam Nolan won in a playoff.


The teenager has put himself in a commanding position to make Stephen Gallacher’s European Team this September, ranking third in the European Points List ahead of a busy summer.

“Yeah the Junior Ryder Cup is a goal and obviously the Jacques Leglise and jf I can keep playing well depending on how it goes throw my name in for the Walker Cup, try and win something big maybe.”

A Golf Ireland squad of three girls and four boys will travel to Germany to represent Ireland on May 29th, getting in two days of practice before the tournament gets underway on June 1st.

The squad is as follows:


Olivia Costello (Roscommon)

Marina Joyce Moreno (Llavaneras)

Róisín Scanlon (Woburn)



Aodhagan Brady (Co. Sligo)

Mark Gazi (Tralee)

Jack Murphy (Douglas)

Gavin Tiernan (Co. Louth)


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