Paul Cutler captured the Nassau Invitational Tournament at the weekend at Nassau Country Club, New York - defeating Mike Reardon in the final 4/3 to become the third Irishman to win the event in five years.

The GUI reports

Cutler almost didn't make it to the final and had to carve out a 19th hole win over former Irish International and Walker Cup player Eoghan O'Connell in the semi final.

Alan Dunbar just made the matchplay stages, but was beaten in the first round.

Established in 1897 The Nassau Invitational is the oldest such event in the US and has been captured in the past by Tommy Armour and Jerome Travers who won in 1904 and subsequently won four US Amateur titles and the 1915 US Open at Baltusrol.

Niall Kearney became the second Irish winner of the event in four years in 2007 following Darren Crowe’s win in 2004 while Mark O’Sullivan was runner-up in 2003.