Killarney Golf and Fishing Club honorary member Mairead Martin shot a ladies’ record-breaking 11 under par 63 at a recent open day hosted on Killarney’s Irish Open Killeen Course.
The 19-year-old, now a +3 handicapper, shot an incredible 10 birdies, one eagle and one bogey for a superb 45 stableford points to win the competition, which was open to visitors and members (male and female) with an official ILGU/GUI handicap.
Martin took up golf at the age of 11 is currently on a scholarship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She is aiming to follow her dreams of becoming a professional golfer by the end of her four years. She enters year two at the end of August.
“Mairead is a tremendous talent and works extremely hard on her game,” said Killarney Golf and Fishing Club’s Head PGA professional coach Mark Heinemann.
“She’s very diligent in her practice and always gives 100% effort, even when things aren’t going her way. She’s very ambitious and is willing to leave no stone unturned in order to get to the next level.”
Before returning stateside, Mairead will compete next week for the Killarney ladies in the All-Ireland Senior Cup matchplay, which is being hosted at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Mairead and her Killarney teammates won this event back in 2017.