The Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup has moved to the beginning of the amateur calendar with the 10th staging taking place from April 5-6 next year.
The new date will give Ireland’s top amateurs a chance to “warm up” with some quality links competition before the West of Ireland Championship at Co Sligo from April 16-22.
Traditionally a one-day, 36 hole event, the 2014 edition will be played over 54 holes with an additional round on Sunday morning over the Old Tom Morris Links.
There will also be a Junior Scratch Cup, which will be played over 36 holes on Saturday, 5 April, for players with handicaps between 5 and 9.
The event, which was won by two-time major winner Rory McIlroy in 2005, will be sponsored McGinley Motors of Letterkenny and will provide a stiff test of golf over two of the finest links in the country.
New Format for 2014, Senior Scratch Cup / 54 holes (Handicap 4 & lower)
Saturday, 5 April - 1st rd Old Tom Morris Links, 2nd rd Sandy Hills Links
Sunday, 6 April - 3rd rd Old Tom Morris Links.
Junior Scratch Cup / 36 holes (Handicap 5-9)
Saturday, 5 April - 1st rd Sandy Hills Links, 2nd rd Old Tom Morris Links
Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup - Past winners
2005 - Rory McIlroy, Holywood
2006 - Brendan McCarroll, Ballyliffin
2007 - Connor Doran, Banbridge
2008 - Simon Ward, Co. Louth
2009 - Enda Kennedy, Rosapenna
2010 - Connor Doran, Banbridge
2011 - Aaron Kearney, Castlerock
2012 - Dermot McElroy, Ballymena
2013 - Matt McAlpin, Royal Portrush.