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Walsh and Kitt in action at Youth Olympic Games

​Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) and David Kitt (Athenry) nominated for Youth Olympic Games in Argentina

  • 09 October 2018

Picture: David Kitt (Athenry) | Cashman Photography​


Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden) and David Kitt (Athenry) were nominated by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) for selection by the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) on the Ireland team at this year's Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
The Youth Olympic Games take place from 6-18 October and the golf competitions begin on 9 October at Hurlingham. There are three separate golf competitions: Men's Individual Stroke Play; Women's Individual Stroke Play; and Mixed Team.
 
The men's and women's individual events are 54-hole stroke play tournaments and take place from 9-11 October. The mixed team event runs from 13-15 October and is played over 72 holes -- round one is four-ball stroke play; round two is foursomes stroke play; and round three is a team score combining men's and women's individual scores.​

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Picture: Lauren Walsh | Golffile

Lauren Walsh, who has jumped over 400 spots this year on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), had her name put forward by the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) for nomination by the CGI. Walsh first represented Ireland at the Girls Home Internationals in 2016 and made her senior debut at this year's European Amateur Team Championships. At the Connacht Women's Championship in Ballinrobe last June, Walsh set a course record 67 on her way to victory.
 
David Kitt came through a qualification system run by the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) to secure his place at the Youth Olympic Games. Kitt came out on top based on his performances at five listed events: Connacht Boys Amateur Open, Flogas Irish Amateur Open, East of Ireland Amateur Open, Irish Boys Amateur Open, and Leinster Boys Amateur Open. In 2017, Kitt reached the final of the AIG Irish Amateur Close and this year he represented Ireland at the European Boys Team Championship.

Team manager James Corcoran (GUI) will accompany the Ireland players in Buenos Aires.
 
Ireland Golf Nominations - Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, 6-18 October: Lauren Walsh (Castlewarden), David Kitt (Athenry).

Team Manager: James Corcoran (GUI).