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Multi-Talented Belfast Teen Had A Weekend He'll Never Forget

Multi-Talented Belfast Teen Had A Weekend He'll Never Forget
By PJ Browne Updated
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Charlie Cooley had a weekend he will remember for many years.

The 18-year-old from Belfast shot a joint course record 62 at the Belvoir Park Golf Club on Saturday and then on Sunday came off the bench to help Rossa beat St John's in division one of the ACFL.

"That was my best round by a long way," Cooley told Jerome Quinn Media.

"It's a joint record with a professional who shot it a couple of years ago in the Belvoir Pro-Am.

"Everyone was probably shocked more than anything. My best score [before Saturday] was eight shots worse. It was a big surprise for a lot of people but they were just happy and congratulating me."

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Cooley shot seven birdies on the front nine and three on the back nine. There was a shaky moment on the 12th when he bogeyed the par-four hole.

"It was a terrible bogey," he said.

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"It was a three-putt. I thought the round was going to collapse after that, but I just managed to hang on the last six holes to finish it off."

Not content with his sporting weekend, Cooley entered the action for Rossa against St John's with 10 minutes to play on Sunday.

Rossa had led by seven points at the break but St John's fought back to take the lead. A late free from Colm Fleming gave Rossa a 0-15 to 0-14 victory.

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Picture credit: Belvoir Park GC

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