More success for Brendan Down Under

Louth Village man Brendan Lawlor completed a hugely successful trip to Australia by helping his side win the ISPS Handa Disabled Golf Cup in Melbourne. Brendan was part of ‘The World’ team who beat Australia by 3.5-2.5 to lift the trophy after two days of golf. Brendan more than played his part by contributing two points alongside Spanish partner Juan Postigo. Lawlor and Postigo romped to a 6&4 victory on day one in the foursomes and they followed that up with a convincing 5&4 victory on day two.
Brendan was born with Ellis-van Creveld syndrome a rare bone growth disorder that leads to shorter limbs but he has not let that hold him back on the golf course. Lawlor was a member of the victorious Dundalk Barton Shield winners earlier this year and he has also established himself as one of the best EDGA (European Disability Golf Association) tour players by winning two titles in his debut season.
Brendan has enjoyed plenty of coverage over the past two weeks with the Sky Sports cameras following his progress last weekend where he finished second in the Australian All Abilities Championships in Sydney. That tournament was unique given the fact that the players with disabilities played on the same course at the same time as the tour professionals.
The 21-year old met with tour professionals Brandt Snedeker and Cameron Smith before his Sydney adventure and also had the chance to play with Irish World Cup participants Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne ahead of Melbourne. According to Brendan his practice round with Shane and Paul was one of the highlights of his life.
“To play with these guys today was one of the best experiences of my life. What a week it has been this team has been incredible. It a great honor for me to contribute my 2 points with a great partner. Thanks to the PGA Tour, ISPS Handa, European Disabled Golf Association and Golf Australia for giving myself and 11 other disabilities golfer this amazing chance. The support this week has been fantastic. this is a huge step for disability golf,” stated Brendan.

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