Kilmallock pair to represent Ireland in amateur golf tournament

Pictured at the presentation of the Audi Ireland quattro Cup is Audi brand ambassador Kathryn Thomas with (L-R) Christian Gussen, managing director, Audi Ireland; Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett (1st Place, both from Kilmallock
Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett of Kilmallock will represent Ireland in the world final of the Audi quattro Cup at Trump National Golf Course, Los Angeles in early October after claiming victory at this year’s Audi quattro Cup final in Mount Juliet Golf Club.

Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett of Kilmallock will represent Ireland in the world final of the Audi quattro Cup at Trump National Golf Course, Los Angeles in early October after claiming victory at this year’s Audi quattro Cup final in Mount Juliet Golf Club.

Hehir and Barrett, playing out of Charleville Golf Club, defeated 41 teams to take the 23rd hosting of the prestigious Audi quattro Cup golf competition by a single point with a score of 44 points.

The duo narrowly defeated the Audi Naas pairing of Arthur Ryan and John Kelly (2nd Place) who finished the competition with a total of 43 points, and John Conniffe and John Kelly (3rd place), representing Audi Athlone, who carded 42 points.

This year saw nearly 700 players, half of whom were Audi drivers, compete in seven regional heats between May and July. These heats were played out on some of Ireland’s most prestigious golf courses including The K Club, Fota Island, Rosses Point, concluding with the National final teeing-up in the spectacular Mount Juliet Golf Club, Kilkenny.

Christian Gussen, managing director of Audi Ireland commented: “This country has such a strong tradition in golf at amateur and professional level and the competition was fierce this year. We are delighted to reward our loyal customers by affording them the opportunity to play some of the most prestigious golf courses throughout Ireland in the Audi quattro Cup and to be in with a chance to represent Ireland in the United States later this year.

“Almost 85,000 golfers will play in 800 tournaments all over the globe in the 2013 Audi quattro Cup. This competition has come a long way since German Audi dealers organised an event for 6,000 golfers playing 51 tournaments back in 1991.”