Local golfer Denis O’Brien, from Ballykisteen Golf Club, has made it through to the U.K. & Ireland Grand Final of the American Golf 9 Hole Championship after a closely fought qualifying competition at Roganstown Golf Club, Co.Dublin.
O’Brien now progresses to take his place alongside playing partner James Keane, of Roganstown, at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry on 9th & 10th September to battle it out over the Brabazon Course for the title of the best 9 Hole golfers in the U.K. & Ireland.
Competitors lined up at Roganstown to battle it out in the better ball pairs stableford competition. O’Brien and Kenae played fantastic golf on the Co. Dublin track, finishing ahead of the rest of the field with 24 points from their 9 Holes. The pair will now go forward to the final at the iconic Midland Ryder Cup venue alongside the winners of 19 other qualifying competitions across the U.K. and Ireland.
“This is the second year for our 9 Hole Championship and it’s proving to be an incredibly popular format,” comments Daniel Gathercole Director of Marketing and Communications at American Golf. “It gives people the chance to play Championship golf after work, getting all the excitement of top level competition in half the time.”
Entry to all of the American Golf Championships, including the American Golf 9 Hole, Junior, Ladies and Senior Championships, is completely free and is part of the nationwide retailer’s drive to promote the game of golf and get more people out playing golf more often.