4 July 2022
By Elaine Murphy
Estd 1991. The Audi quattro Cup is the largest amateur golf tournament series in the world
The Audi quattro Cup is back on Irish soil after a break of two years with the Audi Cork regional competition taking place yesterday. Having been postponed in recent years, interest levels were exceptional with a total of 182 golfers in 91 teams taking part in the tournament in perfect weather conditions at Fota Island Golf Club.
Denis O’Brien (East Clare Golf Club) & James Keane (Spanish Point Golf Club) were announced as the winners with a score of 48 points and now claim the prestigious title of the Audi Cork regional winners. In a tightly contested competition, the winning team claimed victory by 3 points. They, along with the next five highest ranking teams, qualify for the national Audi quattro Cup final taking place at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on September 7th 2022.
Additional regional events are being hosted for Audi customers by Audi dealerships at some of Ireland’s best golf courses to determine who will join the Audi Cork qualifiers in the national final. The prize for winning the national quattro Cup will be to represent Ireland at the Audi quattro Cup World final, taking place on the on the Marco Simone Golf Course in Rome. The famed Golf Course will host the 2023 Ryder Cup and is also host of the Italian Open, one of the biggest European Tour events. All participants will be staying in the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The world final will see the victorious Irish pairing tee off against 40 participating countries. The Audi quattro Cup tournament welcomes approximately over 80,000 golfers globally, making it the largest amateur golfing tournament in the world.
Richard Schoonbaert, Sales Manager, Audi Cork commented: “Audi Cork is delighted to be back again to host the Audi quattro Cup heat. The Audi quattro Cup is an event we always look forward to and after the two-year break there was incredible excitement! We are thrilled to see it back.
This is one of the unique offerings that Audi brings to our customers and it is great to see the interest in participation, standard of play, and level of competition. On behalf of everyone at Audi Cork, we’d like to wish our finalists all the luck for the national final of the Audi quattro Cup.”