Titanic Thomas thunders back to form with Douglas win

Alan Thomas with the Douglas Senior Scratch Cup

Dungarvan's Alan Thomas proved that a week is an eternity in golf when he bounced back from a disappointing weekend at Rosses Point to scorch to an eight-shot win in the Douglas Senior Scratch Cup.

The Munster interprovincial was at his wit's end after shooting rounds of 77 and 74 to miss the cut by three strokes on the West of Ireland Amateur Open.

But after a heart-to-heart with a friend about his game, he regained his mojo and fired rounds of 66 and 67 to win with an stunning 11 under par total of 133.

Cork's Gary O'Flaherty was second on three-under 141 with Cork's Ian O'Flynn a distant third on two under.

Meanwhile, the Island's Kevin LeBlanc shot a seven- under par 66 to smash his father Hugh's course record at Balcarrick in Sunday's Fred Daly qualifier. 

In perfect sunshine LeBlanc started strongly, opening up with five birdies on the front nine and completed a bogey free round with two further birdies on the back nine. His father Hugh set the record in a 69 back in 2005.

Douglas Senior Scratch Cup

133 Alan Thomas 66 67

141 Gary O'Flaherty

142 Ian O'Flynn

144 Sean Barry, Kieran McCarthy