Louth Village man was celebrating on the double after his latest victory on the European Disabled Golf Association tour in Dubai over the weekend. This was Lawlor’s third win of the season having previously claimed the EDGA Cazoo Open and the ISPS HANDA World Disability Invitational. And to top it all off his latest victory is expected to see him return to the top of the EDGA world rankings when they are updated later this week.
Brendan took a two-shot lead into the final round and extended that to four by the ninth hole of his final round. However, the pressure was on when the Canadian Kurtis Barkley reduced that lead to just a single shot with four holes to go. However, the Louth Village native responded like a true champion birdieing both fifteen and seventeen to seal an impressive four shot victory. Brendan’s nerves down the finishing straight were most likely settled by his Dad Billy (Manager/Owner of local firm CTI Business Solutions), who was on the bag for him in Dubai.
The event was played concurrently with the second and third rounds of the European Tour’s season-ending Rolex Series event, the DP World Tour Championship which featured Rory McIlroy and eventual winner Colin Morikawa. Brendan received his trophy alongside Colin Morikawa as part of a live presentation on Sunday evening. Speaking to Sky Sports after his latest victory Brendan hoped that his victory would inspire many people to start playing the game of golf.
“It’s been a tough year with Covid and everything and it’s so nice to have events being played again. I’m absolutely delighted to win this week, obviously, and hopefully there’s more in the future.
“These events don’t just bring disability golfers into the game, they bring people from all walks of life: juniors, ladies, males. I think a lot of these guys are inspired at what we do. The more people that come to the game the better.”