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GUI squad travel to South Africa for winter coaching trip

Nine-player squad to play South African Amateur Championship (17-22 Feb) and South African Stroke Play (26 Feb-1 Mar)

  • 12 February 2019

Picture: Australian Amateur champion Conor Purcell included in the GUI squad for South Africa | Golffile


Nine players have been named in the GUI squad for the annual winter coaching trip to South Africa.

Departing today (Tuesday 12 February) the players will take in two events in South Africa: the South African Amateur Championship (King David Mowbray GC, 17-22 February) and the South African Amateur Stroke Play (De Zalze GC, 26 February-1 March).

Recent Australian Amateur Open champion Conor Purcell (Portmarnock) is included in the GUI squad along with Robert Brazill (Naas), Robert Cannon (Balbriggan), Alex Gleeson (Castle), Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene), Ronan Mullarney (Galway), Mark Power (Kilkenny), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) and James Sugrue (Mallow).

Ireland team captain John Carroll and GUI National Coach Neil Manchip accompany the squad.

The GUI's High Performance Programme is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

GUI Squad for South Africa: Robert Brazill (Naas), Robert Cannon (Balbriggan), Alex Gleeson (Castle), Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene), Ronan Mullarney (Galway), Mark Power (Kilkenny), Conor Purcell (Portmarnock), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), James Sugrue (Mallow).