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Golfers ready for Ireland duty against USA

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 12:04pm

Golfers ready for Ireland duty against USA

Liam Friel and John Collins

FOUR Connaught golfers have played their way onto Ireland's team to face the USA in the International King's Cup at Lough Erne Resort next week (May 23 to 25).

Alan Moran (Tuam), Colm Feeney (Galway GC), Liam Friel (Westport GC) and John Collins (Westport GC) will tackle the Americans in the Ryder Cup-style event which honours golf’s greatest ambassador, Arnold Palmer.

Following four regional qualifiers at Ardglass GC, Ennis GC, Westport GC and Dunmurry Springs GC, 60 players played in the final qualifier at Lough Erne, focused on securing a place on Ireland's 16-man (eight pairs) team.

In tricky conditions, Moran and Feeney, both category one golfers, produced the best score of the day, finishing with a fine better-ball score of two under par 70.

They are joined in the team by the Westport Golf Club duo of Liam Friel (10) and John Collins (14) who carded an eight over par round of 80.

Having qualified from Westport we went up to Lough Erne hoping we might have a chance of making the team,” said John.

Good luck to them in next week's tournament.

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