Lurgan hosts the first Tour Championship of the US Kids Golf North of Ireland Spring Tour

Lurgan hosts the first Tour Championship of the US Kids Golf North of Ireland Spring Tour

The first Tour Championship of the  US Kids North Of Ireland Spring  Tour was held at Lurgan Golf Club.  There was a great atmosphere with some front runners confirming their lead and in other age groups players fighting for the top spot.

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North of Ireland Spring Tour Order of Merit the Final Positions

Exciting finale at the Tour Championship in Lurgan

The course was in perfect condition for the first North of Ireland Tour Championship. Several Order of merit winners were confirmed and in many categories in came down to the last putt to determine the Champion. Two of the boy’s categories were decided when the leading contenders required a playoff to decide the tournament and the championship.

In boy’s 6 and under, Tomas Owens held onto the lead he had coming into the Tour Championship, a good second place with double points pushed Freddie Mairs past Jack McKee by 6 points to take 2nd place with Jack taking 3rd place. Sevie Trowlen took 4th place with Parker Bonnes taking 5th place from only two starts. Senan Devlin (love the hat) was 6th with Brody Baird finishing with an improved 5th place in Lurgan to take 7th in the Order of Merit. Congratulations to Tomas who, since the Tour Championship, has been invited to take part in the World Championships in Pinehurst.

Boy’s 7 was very competitive with only 30 points separating the top 4 players. Josh Punnose took the honours from Atharva Rajeshkumar in 2nd who closed the gap with a great win in Lurgan. Third and fourth were two golfers never outside the top 4, Rory Brown with two wins took 3rd followed by Tiernan Bradley in 4th. Carter McLarnon took 5th place from Rhys McDowell in 6th.

Ollie McEvoy was the wire to wire winner in boy’s 8 with very consistent golf. Harris Flemming took second with a first and three second places. Although playing only 4 events, Elliott Andrews finished on a high with double points and a strong 2nd place in Lurgan moving him into 3rd place. Adam Doherty played steady golf to finish 4th without the benefit of double points at the Tour Championship. Liam Feeney took 5th place, only playing in three events but with some impressive finishes.

John William Burke took the honours in Boy’s 9 from Harry O’Hara and Scott McCabe who were tied for second. This was a very competitive section with only 4 points difference between 1st and 2nd. Eoin Burrows took 4th followed by Isaac Oilver in 5th.

Paul Fletcher won a play off in Lurgan to win the event and top the order of merit. Conail Fitzsimonds was runner up with Oliver Gartley in 3rd from Evan Carlsile in 4th followed by Stuard Nesbitt.

Boy’s 11 was another competitive section with 10 points from 1st to 3rd. Eoin McCourt took 1st with two wins from five starts. Although winning the Tour Championship event with an excellent 74, Michael Wilson finished in 2nd place. Thompson Gedge never finished outside the top three in tour events to take 3rd in the order of merit. Conor Culhane was 4th and Rory Adamson took 5th place.

Sam Allister only played in four events but won all of them to top Boy’s 12. Shea Williamson took 2nd place with three second places and two third places. Harvey McCabe won two events to finish in 3rd place from Jamie Nevin closely following by Harry Lockwood.

Boys 13-14 was settled with a playoff with Conal Keenan taking the event and order of merit from Kaeden Anderson in 2nd with Daniel Pepper in 3rd place. Taylor Morrison took 4th place having played only three events. Fifth place was shared by Flinn Morgan and Noah Bickerstaff

Ella-Louise McCorry’s first taste of competitive golf was completed in winning Girl’s 7 and under. Mollie Douglas won four events to take Girl’s 8-9 from Aisling Totton in 2nd. Gemma McMeekin took 3rd place playing in four events from Tegan MacDonald who finished strongly in her last three events, Amelia Penrose was 5th.

Amy and Cora Nicholl had a real battle for Girl’s 10-11 with Amy winning the last event to take double points and the order of merit from Cora. Ella Proctor was 3rd with Clara Dunlop in 4th place.

Ellie O’Melvena topped Girl’s 12-14 from Billi Henry. Aoife Brown was 3rd winning the two events she played in. Niamh Quinn took 4th place in her first taste of competitive golf.

There were excellent performances by many of the golfers and it will be interesting to see if the performances are good enough for invitations to the World Championships in Pinehurst or next year’s European Championships at Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland.

Finally, thanks to all the Mums, Dads and Caddies for making this a great Tour, we have had players from all over Ireland and Scotland. Good luck to all North of Ireland Local Tour members who are competing this week at the European Championships in Scotland. See you all at the North of Ireland Summer Tour.

The North of Ireland Local Tour - Lurgan Golf Club

Competition results and photos can be found at these links

Registration and Event entries

If you haven't registered for the North of Ireland Summer Tour  please use this link The North of Ireland Local Tour.

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US Kids Golf North of Ireland Summer Local Tour Schedule Confirmed


Tournament Event Date
First Tee Time

Registration Opens

Late Registration*

Castlerock Golf Club Sunday 10th June, 2018
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May 9 - June 5
Late Registration
June 6 - June 7
Ballycastle Golf Club Saturday 23rd June, 2018
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May 9 - June 18
Late Registration
June 19 - June 20
Lurgan Golf Club Sunday 24th June, 2018
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May 9 - June 19
Late Registration
June 20 - June 21
Allen Park Golf Centre Saturday 30th June, 2018
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May 9 - June 25
Late Registration
June 26 - June 27
Galgorm Castle Golf Club Sunday 1st July, 2018
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May 9 - June 26
Late Registration
June 27 - June 28
Bangor Golf Club Sunday 8th July, 2018
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May 9 - July 3
Late Registration
July 4 - July 5
Massereene Golf Club Sunday 15th July, 2018
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May 9 - July 10
Late Registration
July 11 - July 12
Spa Golf Club (Tour Championship) Sunday 12th August, 2018
Register here
May 9 - August 7
Late Registration
August 8 - August 9

*There is an additional fee for late registration.

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