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Lawlor keen to shine at World Invitational

Brendan Lawlor
Brendan Lawlor

By Carol Smyth

Brendan Lawlor is busy blazing a trail for disability golf with eye-catching results around the world and now the Dundalk sensation will tee it up in the ISPS Handa World Invitational, presented by Modest! Golf, at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort from August 15-18.

The 22-year-old is the latest elite amateur to confirm his place in the first of its kind event in Europe where men and women will compete at the same venues at the same time with the professionals sharing equal prize money.

Lawlor has been in sensational form of late and recently won the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open after carding a final-round 71 to win over the same Renaissance course professionals played the week before The Open at Royal Portrush.

"It's been a great year which has really taken off in recent weeks," enthused Lawlor, who is currently ranked fourth in the World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD)

"Crazy but enjoyable, that's how I would describe the run we are on at the moment. Winning in Scotland is definitely my biggest achievement to date. There is a big focus on disability golf and it's great to see we are getting plenty of coverage around the world on Sky Sports and through social media."

For now, Lawlor is focused on Galgorm and Massereene after receiving an invite through Niall Horan and Modest! Golf. He will also become an Official Ambassador for the tournament.

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