Cormac Sharvin planning early Challenge Tour schedule

Cormac Sharvin
Cormac Sharvin

After starting his professional career ‘Down Under’, Cormac Sharvin is planning to make his 2016 Challenge Tour debut in the Turkish Airlines Challenge at the start of May.

The Ardglass golfer turned professional at the beginning of February and immediately set off for Australia and a run of events on the PGA Tour of Australasia that included the ISPS Perth Handa International where he finished tied for 52nd.

“I had never been in Australia or New Zealand before so it was a great trip simply from that point of view,” said the 23-year-old who explained the thinking behind his journey to the far side of the world.

“Basically I hadn’t played a strokeplay event in months and months. My last one had been the European Amateur at the start of August.

“So I was trying to get out there to find my feet a little bit and to be competitive again.

“It took a while to get back into the swing of things but my game feels good and I’m looking forward to Turkey in a few weeks now that I have some game time under my belt.”

Cormac is guaranteed at least seven starts on the Challenge Tour this summer and has pencilled in events in Italy, Scotland and of course the NI Open at Galgorm Castle.

“I know my game is good enough. It is all about managing my schedule, managing my time and really getting back into being competitive,” added Cormac.