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Limerick duo finish 9th at Audi Quattro Cup World Final

Seamus Lyons, a member of Castletroy Golf Club and teammate Mark Fitzgerald of Limerick Golf Club, scored an impressive 61 points over the 18-hole course, placing ninth on the Group A leaderboard.

In total 40 teams from 35 different nations around the world took part in this year’s Audi Quattro Cup World Final, each team playing two rounds of the world-class course.

The local pair began their Audi Quattro cup journey at the Audi Limerick regional event. Their score of 40 ensured their qualification for the National final, held in Powerscourt Hotel and Golf Club, Co. Wicklow.

After an incredibly competitive national final, Lyons and Fitzgerald emerged victorious with a score of 43, earning themselves a golfing trip of a lifetime to compete at the Audi Quattro Cup world final in Austria. 

4th November 2019: Limerick golfers, Seamus Lyons and Mark Fitzgerald claimed ninth place at the 2019 Audi Quattro World Cup, the world’s largest amateur golf series. The pair represented Ireland at the tournament held at Kitzbühel-Schwarzsee-Reith Golf Club in Austria having claimed the Irish Quattro Cup title in August. Credit: Audi

The tournament also hosted a programme of top entertainment for participants and guests. Among the highlights was an Alpine e-tron experience through to the trick shot demo from world trick shot champions Geoff Swain and Kevin Carpenter.  The Audi Quattro Cup also hosted European Tour golfer Carly Booth as the special guest at this year’s world final.

This year, approximately 80,000 golf enthusiasts competed as pairs in 654 qualification tournaments around the world. Each country held its own national final to determine who would receive a coveted place to tee off at the World Final in Kitzbühel.

The Audi Quattro Cup has been an annual event since 1991 and has grown into the largest amateur tournament series in golf.  Over 1.3 million amateur golfers have taken part in the tournament over two decades.

Cathal Byrne, Head of Business, Audi Limerick commented 

“Once again, the Audi quattro Cup World Final provided a fantastic climax to the Audi quattro Cup season. On behalf of Audi Limerick, we would like to congratulate both Seamus and Mark on their stellar performance representing Audi Ireland at the World final.”

To achieve a 9th place finish is an amazing result and testament to their commitment and skill on the course. We were delighted to see the Audi Limerick flag perform so well on the international stage. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”

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Ronan Coughlan