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Young Kildare golfers defend World Amateur Match Race Title

Cormac Browne from Donadea, who is a member of Moyvalley Golf Club, and James O’Brien from Caragh,

Two young golfers from North Kildare have have arrived in Dubai for the World Amateur Match Race, a title they will set out to defend following last year’s superb win.

Cormac Browne from Donadea, who is a member of Moyvalley Golf Club, and James O’Brien from Caragh, who is also a member of Moyvalley Golf Club, took the World title by overcoming an international field of 16 teams in November of 2021.

The two young golfers will now face two days of intensive competition in their bid to go back-to-back. The Irish team will likely need to better last year’s winning score of -16 to get into contention.

Day 1 gets underway tomorrow on the Dubai Creek course (Nov 26th), while the second and final day will take place on the Emirates Majlis Course, and the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course which is home to the DP World Tour Championship, the culmination of The Race to Dubai and European Tour Season.

The 2022 World Amateur Match Race will see teams from 22 countries set to compete for the title.

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