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Tain golfer storms to victory as he lifts Ross-shire County Cup

By Will Clark

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Sean Kennedy proved too good for the rest of the field as he cruised to victory at the Ross-shire County Cup at Tain Golf Club.

Sean Kennedy.
Sean Kennedy.

The 23-year-old from Tain claimed the trophy by five shots as he recorded a 73 in both rounds to give him a score of 146.

He was five shots ahead of Billy Ferries who claimed second place with 151 after rounds of 77 and 74.

Lewis Reid completed the podium when he recorded a score of 153.

Kennedy, who works as a professional golf caddie, was pleased to put in a consistent performance in both rounds to secure the title.

“The course was playing quite linksy, even though I did drop some shots, I also managed to pick up some birdies in both rounds which made up for it,” says Kennedy.

“The greens were running nice and a lot of credit has to go to the greenkeeping staff at Tain. They have been working hard to maintain the course in good condition during these temperatures.

“It was quite brutal to play 36 holes in hot conditions, but I was happy with how I played.

“It was great to get the win at the weekend.”

Kennedy took up golf when he relocated from Singapore to Scotland when he was nine.

Kennedy played at the Scottish Men’s Open Championship at Meldrum House in Aberdeenshire earlier this month.

He will also be playing at the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship which will be taking place at Royal Dornoch in August.

Kennedy says he is looking to use his victory at the Ross-shire County Cup as preparation for competing in national competitions later this year.

“I want to try and perform better in higher ranked Scottish competitions throughout the country this year,” he said.

“My goal is to achieve some top-20 finishes in some of those tournaments."

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