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Monday 22 December 2014

Irish Open Player Profiles: Dermot McElroy

Dermot McElroy
Dermot McElroy

The prodigiously talented teenager from Ballymena is tipped to be the next big golfing star to emerge from Ulster.

At the age of 17 he was just one step away from winning the North of Ireland, when he lost out in the final at Royal Portrush to Alan Dunbar.

He first came to attention four years ago when he won the Connacht under-15, the Leinster under-15s, the Ulster under-15s and the Irish under-15 titles in the same season.

Earlier this season he was named in a 12-man preliminary Great Britain and Ireland squad for the St Andrews Trophy match against Continental Europe to be played at Portmarnock in August.

Factfile

Name: Dermot McElroy

Age: 19

Biggest win: 2010 Irish Boys Championship

Best Irish Open: n/a

Ambition: To win a first Irish amateur major title.

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