Tain golfer is Scottish Golf North Matchplay champion
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TAIN golfer Sean Kennedy showed his class as he was crowned Scottish Golf North Matchplay champion at Nairn Golf Club.
The 24-year-old claimed the title for the second time in his career after previously winning the competition back in 2019.
In a close contest in the final, he was forced into a 19th hole against Ryan Copland from Moray Golf Club.
But Kennedy maintained his composure to finish the job and claim the trophy for the second time in his career.
Kennedy, who works a professional caddie at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, says he played some of his best ever golf in the final.
He said: “Against Ryan in the final, that was one of the best matchplay rounds that I have been involved in.
“We were both playing really well in the wind and both winning holes by recording really good scores.
“I was down for most of the match until I went to 1up at 16 before being level at 18.
“Then I managed to get par at the 19th to win it.
“In the previous two months, I had been struggling with my form and been looking to find my game going into the week.”
Kennedy is now looking to play competitions at Brora and Dunbar to finish off the season before looking to turn professional next year.
He says that he is looking forward to the challenge next year.
“I have only two more opens to play before my season is finished,” said Kennedy.
“I am hoping to turn professional next year and it is my intention to play on the Tartan Pro Tour.
“It is definitely an ambition of mine to play as a professional golfer so I will be looking to sort that out for next year.”