CASTLE’S Alex Gleeson has been selected by the Golfing Union of Ireland to compete at the Nassau Invitational in
New York from October 5-7. He links up with West of Ireland champion Robert Brazill who beat the Castle man in the final of that competition. Gleeson won the Bridgestone Order of Merit in 2018 and has previously played at the Nassau, reaching the final in 2015. The Nassau Invitational has been won by five Irish players in the past - most recently Conor O’Rourke (Naas) in 2016. Naas players have been especially prominent at the Nassau. Last year Jonathan Yates reached the final and in 2014 Jack Hume became the fourth Irish player to win. Other previous winners from Ireland include Darren Crowe (2004), Niall Kearney (2007) and Paul Cutler (2009). Following one round of stroke play qualifying on Friday 5th October, the top 16 players progress to the match play stages.