Stephen Healy. Picture: Pat Cashman. Claremorris’ Stephen Healy gave himself a confidence boost before his trip to the European Tour Qualifying School with a one stroke victory in the Galway Senior Scratch Cup.

The Mayo star finished on 139, one better than Ardee’s Eugene Smith with Co Sligo’s Steffan O’Hara third on countback from Jeff Hopkins.

Galway Senior Scratch Cup, sponsored by Snoozles Hostel

1st Stephen Healy (+2) (Claremorris) 139

2nd Eugene Smith (+2) (Ardee/Co Louth) 140

3rd Steffan O Hara (+1) (Co Sligo) 143

4th Jeff Hopkins (+1) (Skerries) 143

1st Nett Brian Timlin (4) (Galway) 139

1st 18 Gross Richard Bridges (+4) (Stackstown) 69

2nd 18 Gross Conor Purcell (1) (Portmarnock) 69