Star golfer Joseph to play UK and Europe

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Joseph Byrne, the star ju­nior mem­ber of Balt­in­glass Golf Club, from Spy­nans, has been picked by the Golf­ing Union of Ire­land to com­pete in two im­por­tant events dur­ing July. Th­ese are not of­fi­cial in­ter­na­tion­als (he has al­ready rep­re­sented Ire­land at un­der-16s this year) but the ex­pe­ri­ence will be a great boost.

On July 17 to July 19 he com­petes along with six other Ir­ish boys in the McGre­gor Tro­phy in Eng­land. Then he trav­els to Nor­way for the (un­der-16s) Euro­pean Young Masters on July 26 to July 29.

This is a great achieve­ment, as each na­tion can nom­i­nate just two boys and two girls. There are 27 na­tions tak­ing part, with sep­a­rate boys’ and girls’ individual stroke play com­pe­ti­tions and an over­all team prize. Ser­gio Gar­cia won the boys’ sec­tion in 1995 and Rory McIl­roy was run­ner-up in 2003 in this same com­pe­ti­tion.

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