What a week in County Mayo! Tandragee GC’s Jimmy Bruen Team travelled to Westport to take part in the All Ireland semi finals. Early on Friday morning they met Roscommon GC in their semi-final defeating the opposition 3.5 – 1.5 leading to a place in Saturday’s final.
Saturday’s final began at 12md against The Island GC. In the first match Benjimin Boyd & James McConville went down 3&2 before Chris Fearon & Adam Proctor brought the next match home with an impressive 6&5.
The next three games went the distance in a thrilling Bruen final. Tandragee pair John Haffey and Andrew Thompson secured a one-hole win at the 18th but The Island pairing eagled 19 defeating Johnny Quinn & Dean Acheson to leave the match poised at two points apiece.
With the rain pouring down at Westport, players and supporters flocked to game five. All square after 18 holes, the final game returned to the 1st. Both pairs found the green in regulation but Tandragee’s Aidan Place fired his approach from 74 yards into five feet before Jeff Forde emerged as the hero of the day, sinking a winning birdie putt.
Many thanks to our kind sponsors:
Progressive Building Society, JCP Trust Ltd, John Quinn Auto Repairs, Tayto
David Jameson Roofing, Polymer Resource, JD McGeown, Irwin Electrical,
TJF Mechanical Services, Hamilton Loney, Joe Campbell, Ballylisk Car Sales,
Cecil Haffey, Britvic Ireland, PGA Professional Dympna Keenan, Titliest
Mark Thompson Design, Blacksheep NI, Janesimon Design. Robert McKelvey
Congratulations to Stephen Mckillop who qualified for the new GUI All Ireland Gold Medal Competition in the Ulster qualifying held at Rockmount GC in August 2019.
In October he went on to represent Tandragee Golf Club at the GUI All Ireland Gold Medal Final at the K Club.
Playing the Palmer Course of the famed Kildare venue on a day where the weather played a big part with strong winds gusting, Stephen finished in a credible 6th place on his first ever visit to the course.