Swords golfers will be well represented at the U.K & Ireland Finals of the American Golf Championships this September, after three pairings put in hugely impressive displays at regional qualifying.
The pairs will now make their way to Ryder Cup venue The Belfry for the finals of the American Golf Ladies and Seniors Championships to battle it out in the American Golf Ladies’ and Seniors’ Championships.
In the Ladies Championship qualifier held at Roganstown Golf Club, Kay Farrell and Orla McGuinness beat the field with some ease as they recorded 40 points to take the title. Qualifying in second place were Marion Delaney and Doreen Bell, who more than held their own with a creditable 37 points. In the Seniors’ Championships John Brazil and Des Rooney, members at Swords Open Course needed to play the rounds of their lives to come in with 44 points, beating the field by just a single point.
All three pairs will now join qualifiers from all over the UK and Ireland in front of Sky Sports’ cameras at the Belfry Grand Finals, where they will compete across two days to be crowned American Golf Champions. This win also puts them in contention for the Tournament of Champions in Mauritius, should they succeed at the iconic UK venue.