Doran rolls back the years in Rosapenna - seeking third win
 Connor Doran

Connor Doran

A decade after he was battling the likes of Rory McIlroy for amateur supremacy all over Ireland, Banbridge's Connor Doran is back chasing silverware again in the McGinley Motors sponsored Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup.

The former international carded level par rounds of 71 and 72 over the Old Tom Morris and Sandy Hills Links respectively to take a three-stroke lead over Ben Best, Alan Lowry and Colin Fairweather into Sunday's final round.

Doran is no stranger to victory at Rosapenna having won the Scratch Cup in 2007 and 2010

Recently crowned West of Ireland champion Dermot McElroy is five shots off the pace after rounds of 73 and 75.

2015 Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup

(Sponsored McGinley Motors, Letterkenny, Co Donegal)

Old Tom Morris Links (OTM, Par 71), Sandy Hills Links (SHL Par 72)  

Name (h’cap) Club SHL OTM

143 Connor Doran (-1) Banbridge 71 72

146 Ben Best (-2) Rathmore 71 75, Alan Lowry (0) Esker Hills 73 73, Colin Fairweather (-3) Knock 73 73

147 Keelan Quigg (1) North West 72 75, Sean Flanagan (-1) Co Sligo 73 74, Karl McCormack (3) Portarlington 74 73, Colm Crowley (0) Woodbrook 74 73 

148 Dermot McElroy (-4) Ballymena 73 75, Jordan Hood (-1) Galgorm Castle 74 74

149 Colm Campbell (-3) Warrenpoint 71 78, Willie Hanna (-1) Warrenpoint 77 72, Eanna Griffin (-3) Waterford 81 68,

151 Ryan Gribben (-1) North West 73 78. Ronan Mullarney (-2) Galway 73 78, Paul McGuigan (2) Foyle 78 73, Simon Bryan (-2) Delgany 79 72, Stephen Coulter (-1) Warrenpoint 81 70

152 Jack Madden (3) Dungannon 73 79, Kieran Lynch (0) Skibbereen 78 74, Stefan O'Hara (-1) Co Sligo 79 73

153 Brian O'Reilly (1) Athenry 77 76, Joe Lyons (-1) Galway 77 76, Tommy O'Driscoll (-1) Castlebar 78 75, Owen Crooks (1) Bushfoot 80 73, Declan Reidy (0) Co Sligo 80 73

154 Jack Patton (3) Letterkenny 78 76, Jamie Fletcher (0) Warrenpoint 78 76, Sean Doyle (1) Athlone 80 74

155 Daniel Brennan (0) Shannon 79 76, Stefan Greenburg (-1) Banbridge 79 76, Shane Magee (2) Lurgan 80 75, Kyle McCarron (-1) North West 81 74

Sunday’s final round tee-times, Sandy Hills Links

  1. 8.10 Daniel Brennan, Stefan Greenburg, Shane Magee
  2. 8.20 Kyle McCarron, Jack Patton, Jamie Fletcher 
  3. 8.30 Sean Doyle, Brian O'Reilly, Joe Lyons 
  4. 8.40 Tommy O'Driscoll, Owen Crooks, Declan Reidy
  5. 8.50 Jack Madden, Kieran Lynch, Stefan O'Hara
  6. 9.00 Ryan Gribben, Ronan Mullarney, Paul McGuigan
  7. 9.10 Simon Bryan, Stephen Coulter. Colm Campbell
  8. 9.20 Willie Hanna, Eanna Griffin, Dermot McElroy
  9. 9.30 Jordan Hood, Keelan Quigg, Sean Flanagan 
  10. 9.40 Karl McCormack, Colm Crowley, Ben Best
  11. 9.50 Alan Lowry, Colin Fairweather, Connor Doran