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August 16, 2018

Carr Golf Announces Winners of World Invitational Father & Son Tournament

Teams from Nine Countries Competed on Waterville Golf Links in 29th-Annual Event

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf  – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – announces Biff and Edward O’Reilly won the 29th-annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament held Aug. 8 – 12 on acclaimed Waterville Golf Links in County Kerry.

Carr Golf hosted 98 teams from nine countries: U.S., Scotland, Bermuda, Ireland, Spain, England, the Bahamas, Wales and Barbados. The exceptional event featured four rounds on Waterville Golf Links, four nights’ accommodations, daily full Irish breakfast and lunch, welcome drinks reception, long drive competition, tournament sponsors gift pack, transfers within Waterville, nightly entertainment, gala dinner, prize ceremony and tournament concierge.

Participants additionally enjoyed a special treat on Friday evening as viral internet sensation and golf impersonator Conor Moore provided the entertainment.    

Playing out of New York’s Winged Foot Golf Club and Westchester Country Club, respectively, Biff and Edward O’Reilly finished with a 125-point total in the three-day Stableford scoring competition to win the championship division by a decisive 10 points over the second-place team of Daniel and Oscar Masters from Scotland’s Murrayfield Golf Club.

With a three-day total of 104, Steven Lee and Steven Lee Jr. of Westchester Country Club won the Gross Division by a single point over John and Michael Anthony from Indiana’s Morris Park Country Club. The elder Lee previously won the gross division of the Father & Daughter Tournament with his daughter Kaitlyn in 2016. 

The Adopted Division was also decided by one point as Chris Filasky (Encinitas Ranch Golf Course) and Wes Lyon (Country Club of Charleston) edged out Brett (Wisley Golf Club) and Derry Desmond (Elm Park Golf Club) for the title. The winning team finished with a 119-point total.  View the final tournament leaderboards here.

“Once again, our father and son tournament was an incredible success filled with competition and camaraderie,” says Marty Carr, tournament host. “It’s amazing to see the friendships that have formed and flourished over the past 29 years as a result of this joyous event.”

Photos of the tournament may be accessed here. For information about next year’s 30th Anniversary World Invitational Father & Son Tournament to be held Aug. 7 – 11 on Waterville Golf Links, click here.

To celebrate the milestone, Carr Golf will also be hosting a special one-off Father & Son event at Pebble Beach Resorts on May 5 – 8, 2019. For additional details, click here.

For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662.

About Carr Golf Travel
For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories.

Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Tour Operator” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son and World Invitational Father & Daughter tournaments in Southwest Ireland as well as the Donald Ross Pro-Am in the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.

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