An Irish golf club was left wondering what might have been after weather disrupted the final round of the Golfplan Insurance PGA Pro-Captain Challenge in Turkey.
Killeen Golf Club, represented by PGA pro Brian Cosgrove and captain Art O’Molloy, carded a level par 71 at Antalya Golf Club to finish seven strokes behind joint winners Kedleston Park and Windermere.
But they were denied a chance of improving their overnight position when persistent thunder and lightning forced the final round of the £25,000 event, which is supported by Canopius, to be abandoned.
It meant with no chance of a play-off due to the weather, the joint overnight leaders were both awarded the title and Killeen had to settle for their first round score.
It was Killeen’s second appearance in a national final this year having reached the PGA National Pro-Am Championship at Gleneagles.
“It’s been a superb final and brilliant for Killeen Golf Club,” said O’Molloy.
“Standing on the first tee and having your name announced was special. I definitely had a few nerves and I think that showed in my performance but Brian has improved tremendously having had to cover for me!”
Cosgrove added: “This event is all about the captains and it’s been a really good experience meeting the other pros and captains and it has also been good for Killeen and has generated a lot of interest.
“I was lucky to reach the final in Gleneagles so to have had another opportunity in Turkey caps a memorable year.”