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GolfNow introduces new Junior NI Open

May 29, 2017

Faith, Theo and Noah gearing up for the GolfNow Junior NI Open 2017 at Galgorm Castle Golf Club


GolfNow, the leader in online tee time technology, has renewed their sponsorship of the NI Open for the third year in a row and this year will launch a brand new interactive family event at the tournament.
In conjunction with the NI Open, presented by Modest! Golf, GolfNow will host the Junior NI Open to run alongside the main tournament at the Interactive Zone, where children aged 6–9 and 10–13 can take part in the boys and girls competition.
Families stand to win a brand new set of junior TaylorMade clubs for their children. Alongside this great prize, NI Open hosts Galgorm Castle will provide a junior membership to each lucky winner, while the NI Open’s presenting sponsor, Modest! Golf Management, will also be supporting the Junior NI Open with Modest! Golf prizes.
Andrew Hollywood, Marketing Director at GolfNow, said: “We are committed to growing the game of golf and have developed a fantastic junior tournament in line with the main event. The NI Open has a fun interactive zone at the tournament every year and this time around we have a fun competition that is open to junior golfers and is free to enter.

It was important to create something that the whole family can take part in and make starting out on a golf course a less intimidating place.”

Ross Oliver, NI Open Event Manger, commented: “We are delighted to have GolfNow’s continued support for the NI Open. The introduction of the Junior NI Open by GolfNow is a fantastic addition to the event and augments the message that the NI Open is truly a golf tournament for all the family.”
To take part in the Junior NI Open, simply pop along to the Interactive Zone, enjoy a free lesson from PGA Professionals, pick up your competition card from the GolfNow team and hit the pitch and putt course. The competition will run on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of tournament week (August 10-13) with the winners announced at 2pm on the final day.
Entry to the NI Open is FREE, simply register for your free tickets online at http://www.niopen.golf or download the NI Open app.

With thanks to Paul Gallagher

Modest! Golf invite secures spot in NI Open for leading U18 player at NI Amateur Open

May 7, 2017

Cormac Sharvin

Two places in the NI Open are up for grabs at this year’s Northern Ireland Amateur Open at Galgorm Castle.
The winner plus the leading under-18 player will qualify for the NI Open, presented by Modest! Golf, as the golf management company extend their support of the NI Open.
The Northern Ireland Amateur Open, sponsored by Specsavers Ballymena, has become one of the province’s standout amateur championships since its inception in 2009 and this year promises to attract another quality field, especially with the added incentive of competing against Europe’s leading professionals from August 10-13.
“Last year we enjoyed a dramatic sudden death playoff before Warrenpoint’s Jamie Fletcher overcame local favourite Michael Reid from Galgorm Castle to add his name to the illustrious list of champions,” explained Galgorm Castle’s Ross Oliver.
“Walker Cup player Cormac Sharvin won in 2012, Ireland internationals Reeve Whitson (2010) and Tiarnon McLarnon (2015) also feature on the roll of honour, while Ballymena’s current shining light, Dermot McElroy, won in 2013 and went on to finish tied ninth at the NI Open and finish as leading amateur.”
Former winners such as Sharvin and McElroy will return to Galgorm to compete as touring professionals, illustrating the role tournament golf at Galgorm plays in the development of Ireland’s young amateurs and professionals.
This year’s Northern Ireland Amateur Open will also guarantee a place in the NI Open for the leading under-18 player, courtesy of an invite from Modest! Golf, as they continue to provide playing opportunities for young amateurs just like they did by inviting Tom McKibbin to play in the 2016 NI Open.

Niall Horan, Director of Modest! Golf, said: “We are excited to be involved in the Northern Ireland Amateur Open and are delighted to extend an invitation to the leading under-18 competitor. These guys are the future stars of the game and we want to support this next generation of talent.”

Tom McKibbin

Fellow Modest! Golf Director Mark McDonnell commented: “We hope this invitation to the leading under-18 player will encourage more applicants from this age group than ever before.
It’s a great platform to test and improve their game and we must thank Galgorm Castle and the European Challenge Tour as always for supporting our values and vision.”
The prestigious 36-hole strokeplay event holds a key date in a busy summer schedule for the game’s elite amateurs.
The Northern Ireland Amateur Open doesn’t clash with other championships and is expected to attract a strong field, not only for the chance to win but for the opportunity to compete in one of the best professional events on the European schedule.
Amateurs competing in the NI Open will also have the opportunity to earn ranking points in the Challenge Tour’s Road to Oman, but before that, all focus will be on becoming the 2017 Northern Ireland Amateur Open champion.
Entry forms can be downloaded at niopen.golf or galgormcastle.com.
The closing date for entries is Monday July 3rd, 2017, entry is £35/€45 and includes lunch. For further information contact the Galgorm Castle Professional Shop on +44 (0) 28 2564 6161.

Info courtesy of Paul Gallagher

NI Open embraces change and tweaks format to create Shootout Sunday

March 30, 2017

Ryan Fox plays into the 18th on his way to victory at last year’s NI Open (Photo by PressEye)

It’s all change for this year’s NI Open at Galgorm Castle in the shape of a new format and a new presenting sponsor, Modest! Golf.
Now in its fifth year, the NI Open is one of the best-supported events on the Challenge Tour schedule, both in terms of attendances and depth of field.
This year the NI Open has embraced the European Tour’s vision of introducing fresh new ideas and innovation to professional golf with the introduction of Shootout Sunday.
At this year’s event 156 players will tee it up ahead of the traditional 36-hole cut, before a 54-hole cut on Saturday followed by five rounds of six-hole strokeplay matches in what will be a high octane and dramatic #ShootoutSunday.
Note the fact that it is Strokeplay. This tweak sets the event apart from the recent Super 6’s in Perth and ensures that every match will finish on the 18th (see below for full details).
Tournament ambassador Michael Hoey has backed the changes.
“The NI Open comes hot on the heels of the Irish Open and what is being devised here at Galgorm is an exciting new twist which sets it apart from anything we’ve ever had in Northern Ireland,” said Hoey, a five–time European Tour winner, who finished eighth at Galgorm in 2016 behind winner Ryan Fox from New Zealand.

“We have spoken to several players about the change in format, including last year’s winner Ryan, and all agreed that the new format is an extremely exciting new prospect. The NI Open’s unique and innovative strokeplay matches on the Sunday are a first for professional golf and is sure to be a highlight on the global golfing calendar.

Niall Horan and the Modest! team

“The new format is certain to be more entertaining for spectators, especially with holes like the redesigned par three seventh sure to throw up plenty of drama as crowds converge at strategic parts of the course.”
The innovation has also been backed by Mark McDonnell, Director of Modest Golf.
We are delighted to return to the NI Open, this time as Presenting Sponsor. We love working alongside the European Challenge Tour and Galgorm Castle and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before,” he said.
Fellow Modest! Golf Director Niall Horan commented: “We are excited to be returning to the NI Open and introducing a brand new format. Shootout Sunday will be an exciting concept, both for the players and for spectators.”
The NI Open’s exciting new format offers a new dimension that complements the staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart earlier in the holidays.
Interactive and family events will also be on site at Galgorm Castle during the NI Open and one of the province’s sporting highlights will once again have FREE entry for all spectators.

The NI OPEN 2017
Round 1: 156 players begin three rounds of strokeplay
Round 2: 36-hole cut following close of play (Top 60 and ties)
Round 3: 54-hole cut following close of play (Top 24) to include play-off if required
NI Open Shootout Sunday: Five rounds of six-hole strokeplay matches
– The top eight players after 54 holes of strokeplay will receive a bye into the second round of matches and will be seeded.
– The remaining 16 players (positions 9-24) will be randomly paired for the first round matches.
– If there are any ties for 24th position, a sudden-death play-off (18th hole) will determine the qualifiers following the completion of 54 holes.
– The losing quarter-finalists will contest matches to determine positions 5-8 and the losing semi-finalists will contest a match to determine 3-4.
-Any matches level after six holes will be determined by playing the 1st hole (rounds one and two) or a shortened version of the 18th hole (quarter finals, semi-finals and final) as a sudden-death play-off hole.

Day Four recap: Ryan outfoxes the field to win NI Open

August 1, 2016

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Kiwi Ryan Fox equalled the course record at Galgorm Castle as he stormed to victory at the Tayto Northern Ireland Open in partnership with Ulster Bank.
The 29-year-old, who will represent New Zealand at the Rio Olympics, fired a nine under par 62 to finish on 19 under par, winning by four shots.
“It was a pretty good day. To be honest I played exactly how I played all week but got really hot with the putter,” said Ryan, the son of New Zealand All-Black legend, Grant Fox.
“I played really solid from tee to green the whole week. Today I left myself a lot of makeable putts, it got hot and it was nice to keep seeing the ball going in.
“I thought I was flirting with the magical number for a while, but a three putt on 16 didn’t help that.
“It’s tricky out there. If you drive it in the rough it’s brutal, I found that out a couple of times today. To shoot 62 in the last round and win is pretty awesome. I’m pretty happy.”
Tournament ambassador Michael Hoey played in the same group as Fox but never managed to get close enough to threaten the eventual winner.
“I’m happy to have done something this week. I wasn’t at my best, but I’m happy that I did something in the tournament after missing the cut the last few years and not being able to give anything to the crowds,” said Michael.

I really enjoyed playing with Ryan. He was 10 under after 15, he’s definitely a top 50 in the world player.

That was phenomenal shooting today. I thought six or seven under might be good enough but the standard out here is so high and they can shoot the scores, especially when the greens are so good.”
Hoey finished the event alone in eighth on 13 under par after a final round 68.
It was good fun out there. Most enjoyable time on the course I’ve had all year. Best I’ve played all year. I just have to take this form into the rest of the season,” added Michael who has struggled to find any real consistency on the European Tour this season.
“I felt after a few holes that I had a chance. Missing my drive on nine didn’t help (he could only manage a par to Fox’s birdie) and I lost a bit of momentum and adrenalin over the closing holes when I knew I wasn’t going to win.
“It was good to get a little bit of excitement and the crowds are always fantastic at Galgorm, they are not dissimilar to Irish Open crowds in some ways.”

The German duo of Dominic Foos (65) and Bernd Ritthammer (65), England’s Max Orrin (65) and South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli (69) finished in second.
Damien McGrane carded a final round 68 to finish tied for ninth on 11 under with Castledawson’s Chris Selfridge a shot further back on 10 under after a closing 69.
“I played my best golf of the week today, and finished with 16 pars and two birdies. I just kept burning the edge,” said the 24-year-old.
“It was just one of the those days and was a disappointing end to the tournament.
“I really didn’t play that good this week and I putted so well to be where I was this week and then the opposite happened today.
“I hit a great putt on the last and it just burned the edge. It’s so frustrating but it’s another good week I did great on Thursday to shoot even par and progressed from there. I’m disappointed, yes. but at the same time it is a good week.”

Can caddy Ryan spark Hoey at NI Open?

July 26, 2016
Hoey Sport NI Tee Off (1)

Michael Hoey in action at Galgorm Castle

Could a friendly face be the key to kick-starting Michael Hoey’s season at this week’s Challenge Tour event in Galgorm Castle?
The five-time tour winner has called on pal Ryan McGuigan – a professional caddy from Castlerock – to take on portering duties at the Tayto NI Open in partnership with Ulster Bank.
“Ryan has worked for Richie Ramsay recently and Danny Willett for a couple of years too. It’s just a one-off but he should be a great help. Like us local guys, he’ll benefit from sleeping in his own bed,” said the Tournament ambassador.
It’s a been a difficult 2016 so far for Michael, who has slipped to 194th in the Race to Dubai rankings, but there has been more encouraging signs of late.
“In terms of swing and practice, I haven’t been doing anything different this season,” added the 37-year-old.

“I’ve been a bit unlucky, travelled too much, I was on the road for 10 weeks at the start of the year and not long after I had sinus surgery.

“It’s quite common to pick up bugs or flu when travelling to so many different places. Really I should have come home for a few weeks, given the likes of Malaysia and Australia a miss. That cost me.”
Now in its fourth year, the NI Open has become one of the standout events on the Challenge Tour. In 2015 the tournament set an all-time attendance record when 39,423 spectators spilled through the gates to see France’s Clément Sordet crowned champion.
This year organisers are confident they can attract in excess of 40,000 spectators for what promises to be a week-long festival of golf.
Hoey will be joined in the field by other Challenge Tour regulars hoping to make home advantage count amongst them Castledawson’s Chris Selfridge who is currently the leading Irish player on the Challenge Tour rankings.
The 24-year-old has already clocked up two top 10 finishes this season in Scotland (T5) and Madrid (T4).
Chris made a big impression at Galgorm last year, carding opening rounds of 68/66 to really put himself into contention before eventually finishing tied for 16th.
“It was brilliant, it was a new experience for me to play in front of such big crowds,” said Chris recently.
“It was a big stage for me, but I will be much better prepared this time around.”
There is still time to register for FREE tickets by logging on to niopen.golf or keeping up to date with all the family activities through the NI Open app, which can be downloaded for iphone and android devices.
The Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank, gets underway with the Pro-Am at Galgorm on Wednesday 27th July before the 72-hole tournament starts on Thursday 28th July.

Home grown young stars will be main attraction at Tayto NI Open claims ambassador Hoey

June 21, 2016
Mr Tayto keeps an eye on Tournament Ambassador Michael Hoey’s bunker play’ (Photo: Ewan Harkness)

Mr Tayto keeps an eye on Tournament Ambassador Michael Hoey’s bunker play’ (Photo: Ewan Harkness)

Another exceptionally strong field is being lined up to compete at this year’s Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank.
The Challenge Tour will return to Ballymena venue, Galgorm Castle, for the fourth year in succession from July 28-31.
“The Tayto NI Open will have another great field because there are so many good young Irish players who have turned professional in recent years. You could pick out any one of six or seven, who will all feature at Galgorm.
“Their presence is a real boost for the tournament,” said Tournament Ambassador Michael Hoey in reference to the ‘Famous Five’ Irish Walker Cup players from 2015 plus other Irish players plying their trade on the Challenge Tour or are proven winners on the European Tour.
“Damien (McGrane), Peter (Lawrie) and Simon (Thornton) have all indicated to me they are keen to play at Galgorm. Then you have the exciting new talent like Gary Hurley, Gavin Moynihan, Cormac Sharvin and others who will play.”

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Perhaps the most excitement of all surrounds the youngest player in the field after teenage sensation Tom McKibbin received an invite to compete with Europe’s top professionals.
“I’ve played with Tom a few times and he’s a great lad. He and his family are very grounded, there will be no expectations. You have to remember, he is still only 13. That said he is the real deal and can hit the shots. I hope he enjoys the experience,” added Hoey.

You can listen to Tom here on the NI Golf Podcast

The week-long festival of golf, combined with the dedicated Food Festival, art exhibition from golf portrait specialist Mark Robinson, Fun Golf Area, NI Open Village and more promises to serve up something special for all the family.
Tickets for the Tayto NI Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank, are free and can be secured by registering online at niopen.golf.

When it comes to crowd control – experience makes all the difference

May 18, 2016

It’s easy to forget that playing any sport well in front of big crowds doesn’t come naturally.
Like so many things, it’s a skill that has to be learned and usually that experience comes the hard way.
Just ask Chris Selfridge – the Challenge Tour player from Castledawson was speaking on the NI Golf Podcast about the experience of contending at the NI Open last year.
In contention after two rounds, Chris found himself playing in front of a packed gallery on the Saturday at Galgorm Castle and described it a bit of ‘wow’ moment.
“It was brilliant…. but I was almost overwhelmed by the crowds…but it’s all part of the learning,” said Chris who has already clocked up a fourth place finish on the Challenge Tour this season.
In Chris’ defence, the NI Open stands out on the Challenge Tour in terms of attendance levels.
The tournament has attracted upwards of 35,000 in recent years with organisers ambitious about breaking the 40,000 mark this year when the event returns for a fourth successive year in July 28-July 31.
To put that into some context, when Chris was playing in the final group in Madrid a couple of weeks ago he reckons there was approximately 30 people in the crowd.
Episode three also features an interview with Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell who will be playing this week in the Irish Open at the K Club courtesy of his superb victory in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal Dublin.
The Irish international explains how he managed to keep Irish team mate and world number 10, Jack Hume at bay over the closing holes to record the biggest win of his career to date.
There’s also another chance to win a ranging session on Trackman with Andrew Morris golf.

NI Strokeplay winner to earn place in NI Open field

May 12, 2016
The 18th at Galgorm Castl

The 18th at Galgorm Castle

There will be added incentive to win this year’s prestigious North of Ireland Amateur Open Strokeplay title at Galgorm Castle as the winner will also book their place in the Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at the same venue.
The North of Ireland Strokeplay, sponsored by Specsavers Ballymena, takes place at the renowned Ballymena venue on Tuesday 28th June and entry for the 36-hole tournament is now open. One month later the lucky winner will return to Galgorm Castle to compete alongside the professionals in the European Challenge Tour’s record-breaking NI Open from July 28-31.
Galgorm Castle has always proved a great test of tournament golf and the North of Ireland Strokeplay tournament has produced some great champions over the years. Local favourite Dermot McElroy won in 2013 and went on to compete in the inaugural NI Open when the Irish international finished tied ninth on six-under 278 behind winner Daan Huizing from The Netherlands. The Ballymena amateur was joint leading Irishman alongside Jonny Caldwell that year.
Former Irish internationals Reeve Whitson (2010) and Cormac Sharvin (2012) are also included on the North of Ireland Strokeplay roll of honour. Sharvin was part of the ‘Famous Five’ Irish contingent who won the Walker Cup representing Great Britain and Ireland against the Americans at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2015.
Like a number of Ireland’s top amateurs, Sharvin (2015) and Whitson (2014) joined the professional ranks in recent years and the NI Open will be a great opportunity to see these players in action as they make their way in the paid ranks.
Massereene’s Tiarnan McLarnon won last year’s North of Ireland Strokeplay by three shots after rounds of 68, 69 gave him a five-under 137 winning total.
Several key improvements have been made to the course over the last 12 months. The championship tee at the second has been extended and a new bunker complex added along the fairway to further enhance this risk, reward par four. The championship tee box at the eighth was also extended on a course that now measures over 7,100 yards.
Entry for the North of Ireland Strokeplay is £35 (€45) and includes lunch. The closing date for entries is Monday 13th June. Download the entry form at http://www.niopen.golf/noi-strokeplay-2016/ or for further information contact the professional shop at Galgorm Castle on +44 (0) 28 2564 6161.

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Weir launches new business consultancy firm

March 28, 2016
Launching the Kai Agency at Marcliffe Hotel and Spa Aberdeen. Pictured is (l-r): Michael MacDoughall, Peter Medley, Christopher Campbell, Kirsty Weir, Steven J Innes   Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia

Launching the KAI Agency at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen. Pictured is (l-r): Michael McDougall, Paul Lawrie Foundation Manager, Peter Medley, Marketing Director, Visit Aberdeen, Christopher Campbell, Managing Director, KAI Agency, Kirsty Weir, Managing Director, KAI Agency, Steven J Innes, Compeer

A familiar face in NI golfing circles has recently branched out, launching a new marketing and business consultancy firm.
Kirsty Weir, formerly of Galgorm Castle and an important cog in the success of the NI Open, has partnered with Christopher J Campbell to create KAI Agency http://kaiagency.co.uk/.
“We specialise in marketing, operational improvements, sales strategies, and event creation/management whilst seeking and improving sponsorship opportunities,” said Kirsty.
“KAI is predominantly golf focused but we supply our services to companies outside the industry who will benefit from the game’s ability to expose their brand.
“The end result is a positive brand image, customer satisfaction, revenue and in-time profits. It is not about meeting expectations it is about exceeding them at every opportunity.”
Formed in 2015, the company has already developed a strong client list that includes; Montrose Links, Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club, Marcliffe Hotel, Blackstar Golf, Northern Ireland Open, Bridgestone Challenge, Bespoke Clothing, Mashie, Ferguson Legal, Neil Henderson Joinery and Galgorm Dental.
The ultimate objective of KAI is to work with companies and venues providing valuable management tools to improve and maintain business standards.
KAI Services extend into the areas of golf consultancy, marketing solutions, public relations, event management, sponsorship opportunities, brand development and identity, corporate packages and corporate gifts.
“As you can see, KAI is already working with a number of companies from different sectors to help them stand out from the competition,” said Managing Director, Christopher J Campbell.
“At the heart of our operations is an established, dedicated and experienced team of professionals from the golf, leisure and events industries. No matter how big or small the plan, KAI will be there every step of the way.”

Kirsty Weir
Born and raised in Ballymena, Kirsty studied at the University of Ulster emerging with a first class honours degree in Consumer Studies (Marketing). A successful model and a former Miss Northern Ireland finalist, Kirsty helped to fund her education by working for Darren Clarke’s wife, Alison Clarke, at ACA Models.
In 2010 she was appointed Sales and Marketing manager at Ballymena venue, Galgorm Castle, the host venue of the Challenge Tour event, the NI Open. At Galgorm, Kirsty sought out unique selling points and created traditional and digital campaigns to reach target markets. She played a key role in developing and staging the NI Open, working on sponsorship and event management to make the tournament one of the most eagerly anticipated stops on the Challenge Tour schedule.
“Working with a diverse range of partners and sponsors gave me an understanding of how brands evolve and the importance of perception to brand development,” said Kirsty.
“I am passionate about using golf events as a marketing and PR tool for brands ranging from the banking sector to the food industry. We will work with people to ensure their vision and businesses are showcased and marketed in an exciting and worthy way. Together we can find a successful way to promote and benefit your brand and business.”
Christopher J Campbell
PGA Professional, Christopher Campbell, has turned his passion for the game of golf into a successful career. The former Scottish amateur international has gained a wealth of experience in the customer service industry at world class venues including the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle; Elea Estate, Cyprus and more recently at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland.
“Having worked at a number of five-star golfing resorts, I felt the time was right to begin a new journey and share my insights and skills with new clients,” said Christopher who represented Scotland at boys and youths level before making his senior debut in 1999 at Royal County Down, Northern Ireland.
Christopher has played a leading role in developing golf operations at award winning resorts such as Skibo Castle, Elea Estate and Trump International Golf Links.
Over the years he has worked closely with many of the world’s top golf designers such as Martin Hawtree, Nick Faldo Design Team and MacKenzie and Ebert. Christopher has also delivered golf events and managed projects for several blue chip organisations including Range Rover, KPMG, Nokia and The Trump Organisation.

Record breaking win for Simon at Balmoral

August 15, 2015

Apulia San Domenico Grand Final 2011 - Round 3
Simon Thornton grabbed the course record on route to victory at Balmoral GC.
The Team Ireland professional fired a flawless six under par 63 to win the Fred Daly Memorial Pro-Am sponsored by Holiday Inn Belfast.
Thornton finished tied for 16th at the NI Open Challenge Tour event last Sunday and left the tournament convinced his game was starting to come around.
The 38-year-old proved it at the Belfast venue, going to the turn in two under 33 with birdies at the first and seventh. He reached three under for the day with another birdie at the 10th before polishing off his round in emphatic style with birdies at the 16th, 17th and 18th.
The in-form Neil O’Briain (Old Conna) was Simon’s closest challenger, signing for a mistake free three under par 66. Belfast boys Peter Martin (Colin Park GC) and Gary Wardlow (Spa) finished tied for third on two under par.
The PGA in Ireland Order of Merit leader Eamonn Brady was left to rue a quadruple-bogey nine at the par five 16th. Brady was six under at the time but unfortunately hit two balls out of bounds.
Glen Robinson partnered his amateur team to success in the pro-am event, finishing with 89 points.
A special mention to amateur Terry Gilmore who had a hole in one at the 11th, and Harry Larkin who won the LowCard Fuel.ie prize for finishing nearest the pin at the 13th.

Fred Daly Memorial Pro-Am
Sponsored by Holiday Inn Belfast
at Balmoral GC (Par 63)
1 S Thornton (Team Ireland) 63
2 N O’Briain (Old Conna GC) 66
T3 P Martin (Colin Park GC); G Wardlow (Spa GC) 67
T5 E Brady (Clontarf GC); J Bolger (Kilkenny GC); S Donnelly (Castle Hume GC) 68
T8 J Dwyer (Asbourne GC); G Robinson; M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) 69
Team scores
1 G Robinson 89
T2 P Martin; E Brady 87