Midlands Scratch Cup winner Seamus Cullen (Slieve Russell) is presented with the Carlow GC Captain Dick Gillman.Slieve Russell’s Seamus Cullen held on for a one-stroke win in the Midlands Senior Scratch Cup at Carlow on Saturday.

Cullen opened with a sensational, two under 68 to take a four-stroke lead over Carton House’s Shane McGlynn but added a second round 79 to win by the minimum from Bray’s John Conroy on seven over 147.

Midlands Senior Scratch Cup, Sponsored by Guinness, Carlow GC (Par 70)

36 Holes 7th September 2013 - Final

  1. Seamus Cullen Sleive Russell Scr 147
  2. John Conroy Bray +2 148
  3. Paul O’Hara Kilkenny +1 148
  4. Shane McGlynn Carton House Scr 149
  5. Arron Grant Dundalk Scr 150
  6. Stephen Healy Claremorris +2 150

CSS: Round 1 –Reduction only Round 2 – 75

Round One

68 Seamus Cullen (Slieve Russell)

72 Shane McGlynn (Carton House)

73 Paul O’Hara (Kilkenny), Sean Alley (Tipperary), Eanna Griffin (Waterford)

74 Adam Doran (Ardee)

75 Aaron Grant (Dundalk), Stephen Healy (Claremorris),

76 Jack Pierse (Grange), John Greene (Carlow), Edward O’Keeffe (Corrstown)

77 Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) James Fox (Portmarnock), Paul Flynn (Tramore), Richard Knightly (Royal Dublin), John Conroy (Bray)

78 Neville Steedman (Courtown), Alan Thomas (Dungarvan)

78 Pat Bevins (Carlow)

79 Daniel O’Connor (Athlone), Michael Gielty (Grange), Sean Moloney (Dunmurry Springs), Brian Healy (Carlow), Peter Mullaney (Carlow)

80 Colm Crowley (Woodbrook), Eamonn Long (Carlow) Danny Sweeney (Westmanstown)

81 Cian Doyle (Carlow), Ian Lynch (Rosslare), Jason Rackard (Bunclody), John Joyce (Borris), David McMahon (Tralee), Jeff Hopkins (Royal Dublin)

82 Andrew Fitzgerald (Ring of Kerry), Séan McDermott (Carlow), Niall McGlynn (Carton House)

83 James Monaghan (Royal Dublin)

84 Jamie Dunne (Borris), PJ Owens (Blarney), Christopher O’Connor (Corrstown)

85 Jim McVeigh (Carlow)

86 Colin Woodroofe (Blainroe), David Fitzgerald (Carlow)

89 Cian Hurley (Heritage)

90 Brian Cox (Carlow)

NR Eric Bates (Carlow), Tommy Lennon (Carlow), Lee McMillan (Carton House)