Griffin wins by five at Headfort

Eanna Griffin was the clear winner at Headfort. © McLean Photography

Waterford’s Eanna Griffin claimed his maiden 72-hole win with a runaway five-shot victory in the SuperValu Kells sponsored Headfort Senior Scratch Cup.

The 21-year-old, who was runner up to Headfort’s Rory McNamara in last month's Lee Valley Scratch Cup, was absolutely thrilled with his win as he finished on 288.

“I really wanted this win and now that it’s come its great," he said. "I had a wayward front nine on today's second 18 [on Headfort Old] but birdied 13th, 16th and 17th which was the making of the win.”

The strong field tackled Headfort New on Saturday morning and Headfort Old in the afternoon in pretty good conditions compared to the constant drizzle on Sunday.

Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) was second on 293 – his best round on Headfort New on Sunday with a 1 under par 71. Third was Sean O’Connor (Luttrellstown) on 297 and Headfort’s best was Greg Mungovan on 301 in fourth spot.

Laytown/Bettystown Cian Geraghty finished fifth, also on 301.

Griffin added: “The two courses were in top class condition out there. I’ve played here a few times and it's always special to play here."

1st Eanna Griffin (-1) Waterford 288
2nd Caolan Rafferty (-1) Dundalk 293
3rd Sean O' Connor (-2) Luttrellstown 297
4th Greg Mungovan (- 1) Headfort 301
5th Cian Geraghty ( 0) Laytown/Bettystown 301
6th Jack Pierse (0) Grange Castle 302
7th Brian O' Reilly (1) Athenry 302