IMG announced yesterday that Northern Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin who played his amateur golf at Ardglass Golf Club has turned professional and signed with the company for worldwide management and marketing representation.
The talented 23-year-old is now playing in the Oates Vic Open in Victoria in Australia, but faces a formidible field of locally home grown talent in his debut performance and is trailing at 9+ in the first round with the leader Scott Strange from Western Australia who has carved up a solid under nine.
Cormac joins the professional ranks after a distinguished amateur career, which saw him rise as high as No. 14 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, as well as wining the Irish Amateur Close Championship, the prestigious 2015 English Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship and the BUCS Student Tour Grand Final. And to cap off his amateur career, he represented Great Britain and Ireland in the 2015 Walker Cup, posting a perfect winning record through his three matches at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s.
No stranger to the professional circuit, Sharvin has already been featured in two events on the European Challenge Tour, but is currently making his professional debut at this week’s Australian 2016 Oates Vic Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia having received a special tournament invitation.
Commenting on the decision to join IMG, Sharvin said: “I’m delighted to join team IMG and can’t wait to start my professional career this week in Australia. IMG has experience of working with the best golfers and athletes around the world and I believe they are in the best position to help me achieve my goals for this year and throughout my professional career.”
Guy Kinnings, Global Head of Golf, IMG, added: “Cormac is one of the brightest young talents to come through the amateur ranks in recent years and has shown tremendous ability to achieve both on the course and in his studies at Stirling University. He has an appealing personality, is extremely passionate about the game and we look forward to helping his transition into professional golf and fulfilling his potential.”
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