KIERAN MCQUAID TRIUMPHS IN STYLE

7 August 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PATRICK SMYTH

Kieran McQuaid ensured his name will be etched on Rossmore Golf Club’s Captain’s Day roll of honour with victory at Rossmore Golf Cub last weeend. The 21-year-old, from Emyvale, who has been playing golf for just over a year, beat a strong field of over 200 players in testing conditions. Kieran’s first round score of 42 points saw him lead after posting three birdies and six pars on the Friday, where club captain Tom Cully had greeted every player before their round.

In the nine-hole play-off on Sunday the 17-handicapper needed to par the last four holes to clinch victory which he did in style, almost driving the par 4 18th with the captain and well-wishers watching on. It was Kieran’s best showing of the year so far after months of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It was really amazing,”McQuaid said.” I did not expect to win such a big event. It was a great feeling.” Left-hander Paul Harvey finished a point behind in second place following an impressive 26-points in the nine-hole play-off, with Gary Gillespie finishing third.

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