Maria Dunne — Queen of Cups

Maria Dunne topped the 2014 ILGU/Titleist Ladies Scratch Cup circuit. Picture Pat Cashman /

Skerries' Maria Dunne topped the 2014 ILGU/Titleist Ladies Scratch Cup circuit after claiming her second Scratch Cup of the season at Royal Portrush on Sunday.

Trailing Castletroy's Chloe Ryan and Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey after the first event at Royal Co. Down, she topped the table with a win the following weekend at Woodbrook.

With the top four results from six events to count, a joint third place finish at Cork saw her lead cut to just 20 points as Mehaffey closed the gap.

But her solid 148 total in the wintry conditions at Royal Portrush last weekend saw her extend her winning margin to 32 points.

Co Louth’s Deirdre Smith leap frogged the field with a fourth place finish on Sunday to finish second in the overall standings with Mehaffey in third, ahead of Donaghadee's Jessica Ross and The Island's Gillian O’Leary.

With four events from six to count, points were awarded to players with scores within three strokes of the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) at each event.


(4 events from 6 to count)

  1. 166 Maria Dunne

  2. 134 Deirdre Smith
  3. 132 Olivia Mehaffey
  4. 98 Jessica Ross
  5. 88 Gillian O'Leary
  6. 80 Niamh Ward
  7. 80 Annabel Wilson
  8. 78 Chloe Weir
  9. 76 Ciara Casey
  10. 74 Aedin Murphy
  11. 70 Amy Farrell
  12. 70 Louise Coffey
  13. 68 Karen Delaney
  14. 62 Emma O'Driscoll
  15. 60 Jean O'Driscoll
  16. 50 Chloe Ryan
  17. 46 Mary Doyle
  18. 44 Sinead Sexton
  19. 42 Mary Dowling
  20. 40 Carla Reynolds Julie McCarthy
  21. 38 Paula Grant
  22. 32 Meadhbh Doyle Rachel Taylor
  23. 30 Karen O'Neill
  24. 28 Sarah Cunningham
  25. 26 Clare Coughlan Ryan
  26. 20 Victoria Bradshaw Sarah Helly
  27. 18 Nicky King Nicola Coffey Gertie McMullen
  28. 16 Catriona Griffin Shannon Burke Lisa O'Shea
  29. 14 Tara Whelan Anne McCormack Orla Barry Mary Leahy Browne Lousie Mernagh Karen O'Neill
  30. 12 Sophie Harrison