The Golfing Union of Ireland has selected Robert Brazill (Naas) and Alex Gleeson (Castle) to compete at the Nassau Invitational in New York from 5-7 October.
West of Ireland champion Brazill will link up with Gleeson, the player he beat in the final of the West, for the trip to the States. Gleeson won the Bridgestone Order of Merit in 2018 and has previously played at the Nassau, reaching the final in 2015.
The Nassau Invitational has been won by five Irish players in the past – most recently Conor O’Rourke (Naas) in 2016. Naas players have been especially prominent at the Nassau. Last year Jonathan Yates reached the final and in 2014 Jack Hume became the fourth Irish player to win. Other previous winners from Ireland include Darren Crowe (2004), Niall Kearney (2007) and Paul Cutler (2009).
Following one round of stroke play qualifying on Friday 5 October, the top 16 players progress to the match play stages.
The GUI’s High Performance programme is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.
GUI Selections – Nassau Invitational, 5-7 October, Nassau CC, USA: Robert Brazill (Naas), Alex Gleeson (Castle).
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