International Kings Cup

TOURNAMENT DATE – MAY 22nd to 25th May 2017

VENUE: LOUGH ERNE RESORT

Irish Team representatives will be announced in their pairs at the National Final Qualifier on 23rd April 2017.

All team members announced must be available for all four tournament Dates:  22nd May to 25th May 2017.

Each member of the Irish Team will stay at the Lough Erne Resort for the duration of the event.

  • Day 1: May 22nd  Team Practice Round and Opening Ceremony Gala Dinner
  • Day 2: Tournament Day
  • Day 3: Tournament Day 
  • Day 4: Tournament Day and Closing Ceremony Dinner

Uniforms will be provided for all 3 Tournament Days.

Kings Cup Overview

Leading amateur golfers from across the USA and Ireland will converge on Northern Ireland epic fairways in May this year for a competition which will see the best players from both sides of the Atlantic battle it out for one of the most prestigious trophies in the sport.

Billed as the Amateur Ryder Cup, The International Kings Cup Match Play Event is a leading amateur event played in honour of Golf’s greatest ambassador, Mr Arnold Palmer. Four provincial qualifiers will be staged across the length and breadth of Ireland in its bid to find the best Irish Team to take on the USA in a three day 54 Hole Matchplay Tournament from 22nd until the 25th of May 2017.

The event is structured like the Ryder Cup and was created in 2016 when the United States Golf Challenge, the largest and best two-man best ball tournament brought their leading 8 pairs -16-man amateur team across to Northern Ireland to compete against Ireland in the first ever International Kings Cup. 

Final Qualifier - Lough Erne Resort - Sunday April 23rd

Provincial Qualifiers 

Ardglass GC qualifiers

Open Age Championship - Jonathan Feenan (5) & Gerard Copeland (1) 62

Category A Open Age – Declan McKeever (13) & Darren McKeever (6) 65

Category B Open Age – John Mullan (14) & Conor McConvey (6) 68

Category C Open Age – Martin Peters (16) & Vincent Owens (15) 67

Senior Category A – Colin Crozier (6) & Alan Stewart (11) 71 (bb9)

Senior Category B – Mark Bohill (15) & Philip Connor (12) 71

Senior Category C – James McAllister (16) & Patsy O'Donnell (16) 71

Dunmurry Springs GC qualifiers

Open Age Championship – Darren Carey (3) & Paul Sweeney (6) 69

Category A Open Age – Sean O'Gallchair (9) & Barry McCormack (2) 71

Category B Open Age – Flann Hayes (6) & Rob Caschera (14) 71

Category C Open Age – John Lennon (13) & Charlie McGrath (21) 81

Senior Championship – John Hughes (0) & Paddy Lewis (4) 72

Senior Category A – Niall Clince (4) & Kieran O'Brien (6) 72

Senior Category B – John Nealon (14) & Joe Fitzpatrick (11) 79

Senior Category C – Christy McNally (13) & Tony Donnelly (17) 78

Ennis GC qualifiers

Open Age Championship – Alan Purcell (2) & Liam Lenihan (5) 75

Category A Open Age – Sean Myatt (6) & Ian Myatt (8) 67

Category B Open Age – Frank Gormley (14) & Colin Ryan (7) 73

Category C Open Age – Alan White (14) & Gary Power (17) 81

Senior Category A – ML Ryan (5) & P Creamer (9) 73

Senior Category B – Martin White (12) & Paddy Meehan (10) 77

Senior Category C – Steve Burns (13) & John Finn (17) 78

Westport GC qualifiers

Open Age Championship – Tony Bree (2) & Michael Kearns (1) 72

Category A Open Age – Waylon McEniff (8) & Gareth Beattie (11) 77 (bb3)

Category B Open Age – Kevin Commins (6) & Thomas O'Madden (14) 70

Category C Open Age – Paul Doherty (15) & Mark Ponsonby (16) 86

Senior Championship – Alan Moran (3) & Colm Feeney (3) 70

Senior Category A  - Joe Mullally (6) & Danny McGrath (6) 76

Senior Category B – Liam Friel (12) & John Collins (16) 74

Senior Category C – Richie Lee (15) & Seamus McHugh (16) 80


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