Maeve Cummins is not long home from the USA where she had a fantastic first season at her American College, winning the Freshman of the Year award for her conference area. She is continuing to show good form, having yesterday qualified to take part in the ISPS Handa World Invitational tournament to be staged at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort and the Massereene Golf Club, Ballymena, from August 15-18, 2019. This event replaces the NI Open Tournament which has been transformed into a new global event for Challenge Tour players and women professionals.
Maeve joined many other leading amateurs in Ireland for the inaugural Ulster Stroke Play Championship at Galgorm Castle, which was played over two days on Monday and Tuesday 27th and 28th May and marked the first time that the GUI and ILGU have hosted senior men's and women's championships simultaneously at the same venue.
Maeve played steady golf over her four rounds and finished runner up to Jessica Ross (Clandeboye GC), with Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) in third place. All three have now qualified to take part in the Challenge Tour event in August where they can look forward to mixing it with leading players from both the men’s and women’s game.
Joining them in the ISPS Handa World Invitational will be Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell who won the men’s title along with Marc Boucher (Carton House) and Matthew McClean (Malone) who finished second and third.
What a fantastic opportunity for Maeve, who once again has done Lurgan proud and who will no doubt have many supporters from Lurgan to watch her progress in August.