Pitch and Putt Team
12th May 2019
Our very first pitch and putt team got together earlier this year, driven by the national success of our star player, Jack Buckley. Jack was joined by Calum Burns from first year and Thomas McCabe of third year and they have been hitting the local course in Collinstown over the last few weeks getting ready for the recent Leinster Open and with hopes of reaching the All-Ireland.
Last Friday, the three lads took to Glenville Pitch and Putt Club aiming for glory. The competition was tough with a host of inter-county players from Leinster on show. Last year's winners, Athlone Community College were also back to claim their prize. The three players had two play two consecutive rounds, that's 36 holes to earn a place in the top 9 and into the final next week.
Jack set the tone for his team two under after his first round. Callum and Thomas steadied the ship, not too far behind him as the team sat well in contention after the opening round. Although, the team struggled to maintain their fantastic score, their accumulative effort was more than enough to secure a place in the final as they ended up in seventh place overall.
The boys will travel to the McDonagh course in the Curragh next Friday to experience and All-Ireland final for the first time. Well done to all invovled!