Sean is Irish Masters Champ
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
BURREN'S young golfing sensation Sean Ryan continues to amaze after being crowned winner of the U8 Irish Junior Masters at the weekend.
Played at Fernhill Golf and Country Club at Carrigaline in Cork, the Burren golfer, who is only seven-years-old won the U8 competition to clinch the national prize.
This comes only days after finishing second in the U9 Irish Open at Killymoon Golf Club, Cookstown. Ryan displayed courage and conviction as well as tremendous skill to birdie four holes in a row, to clinch the runner-up prize, only one shot behind the eventual winner.
His dad Jimmy, a former chairman of Burren GAC, was over the moon and said that Sean was determined to win a trophy.
“All Sean wanted was to be coming back up the road in the car with a trophy and that is exactly what he did," said Jimmy.
A recent Newry and Mourne Sports Awards winner, Sean is following in the footsteps of Irish golfing greats such as Rory McIlroy.
Last year the Newry Democrat revealed that young Sean finished within the top 20 in the world in his age-group after playing in Newry's Sister town in South Pines, USA.
Sean started playing golf at four-years-old and was immediately a natural. His Dad Jimmy doesn't play golf, but enjoys watching the sport of television.
Sean plays at Kelly's in Burren and Warrenpoint Golf Club, but doesn't take any golfing lessons.
He qualified for the world event after finishing second in a qualifier at St Andrews, Scotland and there is no doubt he can become a future golf star.
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