Jake Whelan in South of Ireland 2017
Jake Whelan proudly represented Newlands in The South Of Ireland 2017 at Lahinch, July 26th – 30th. Jake gave an exhibition of wonderful golf over 5 games and showed the rest of the country the excellent talent that Newlands members see day-in day-out.
In very challenging weather conditions on one of the toughest courses in the country, Jake came through the first two days of qualifying showing great form. He was drawn on the morning of Round 1 of the match play against Peter Kerr of Royal Portrush GC and triumphed after a marathon battle that went to the 25th hole. The players play 36 holes each day of the match play so Jake had a quick turnaround to face Stuart Grehan of Tullamore GC, one of the title favourites. This neck & neck match went to the 18th with Jake emerging victorious.
Saturday morning brought Round 3 of the match play and a draw against Robert Cannon of Balbriggan GC. The Newlands members and friends that supported Jake since Wednesday saw him bow out of the tournament at the end of his 5th game in 4 days.
Congratulations Jake, and caddie Ian Harbourne, on an excellent performance. You did Newlands proud.