A look back on the first qualifier for the International King’s Cup


The battle for a place on Team Ireland for the International King’s Cup started back on the 25th of March at Castlewarden Golf and Country Club, with the first qualifier.
The International King’s Cup™ is a Team Match Play competition played every year between an Irish National team and an American National team.
It’s open to male/female golfers. The renowned competition will take place at Glasson Golf Club in June from the 21st until the 23rd. Team USA are the current holders, having won on Irish soil for the first time at Glasson Golf Club last year.
The competition is played in honour of one of golf’s greatest ambassadors – Mr. Arnold Palmer. In 2019 the competition was played in the US for the first time at the Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Team USA captured the cup for the first time and went on to retain it last year at the Co. Westmeath venue.
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Here are the results from that day:

Open Championship
1st – Guy Doyle Fortwilliam Golf Club & Ben Doyle Fortwilliam Golf Club -5

Open Category A
Niall Donnelly Cill Dara Golf Club & John Joe McIlwrath Cill Dara Golf Club -7

Open Category B
1st Colin O’Leary Cill Dara Golf Club & Thomas Behan Newbridge Golf Club -15

Open Age Category C
1st Kevin Stritch Nenagh Golf Club & Kevin Stritch Castletroy Golf Club -18

Seniors Category A
1st Kevin Baker Antrim Golf Club & Michael Stewart Rockmount Golf Club -7

Seniors Category B
1st Brendan Brady Roganstown Golf Club & Norman Stakis Roganstown Golf Club -14

Seniors Category C
1st William Hanley Ballykisteen Golf Club & Tim Crowe Dromoland Golf Club -22