Scratch Cup round up - Ballybunion, Warrenpoint, Kilkenny
 Ballybunion's Old Course during the green replacement phase. Picture via   Golf Course Architecture

Ballybunion's Old Course during the green replacement phase. Picture via Golf Course Architecture

There were several major scratch cups over the weekend with Graham Nugent, Fergal O’Sullivan and Stefan Greenberg taking the honours.

Kilkenny member Nugent won the Kilkenny Senior Scratch Cup sponsored by David Buggy Motors by following a two over over par 73 with a five under par 66 to win by two shots on three under.

Peter McEvoy Trophy winner Mark Power, who was two under at one stage and in contention all afternoon was one of a large group on one under. 

Tralee’s Fergal O’Sullivan, a son of Ballybunion and Tralee member Gerard O Sullivan, shot rounds of 72 (Cashen) and 70 (Old) to win the Ballybunion Senior Scratch Cup.

By all accounts, the newly reopened, pure fescue green complexes on the Old Course received a huge thumbs up from all concerned.  [Read all about the changes in Golf Course Architecture's January issue.]

At Warrenpoint, Stefan Greenberg won by two shots from Paul Reavey on 138 with international Dermot McElroy finishing third.

Ballybunion Scratch Cup (Ballybunion unless stated), Saturday, May 14

Cashen Rd 1 / Old Rd 2   Blue Tees, (R1 CSS 73 R2 CSS 74)

  1. Fergal O`Sullivan Tralee Golf Club (0) 72 70 142 -1 
  2. Gary O’Flaherty Cork (-2) 74 69 143 LEVEL 
  3. Edward Stack (0) 71 72 143 LEVEL 
  4. Keith Crowley Fota Island Golf Club (-1) 74 70 144 1 
  5. James Sugrue Mallow Golf Club(-2) 71 73 144 1 
  6. Pat Murray Limerick (-3) 75 70 145 2 
  7. E Goggin Mallow Golf Club (3) 72 73 145 2 
  8. Anton O’Callaghan Tralee Golf Club(4) 70 77 147 4 
  9. Jack Howard Fota Island Golf Club(2) 74 74 148 5 
  10. Eoin O’Connor (0) 74 74 148 5 
  11. Mark Ford Cork (0) 73 77 150 7 
  12. D Reddan Jnr Nenagh Golf Club (-1) 70 80 150 7 
  13. Declan McInerney Lahinch Golf Club (1) 79 72 151 8 
  14. Sean Barry Fota Island Golf Club(0) 77 74 151 8 
  15. Ronan Cooney Lahinch Golf Club (2) 77 74 151 8 
  16. Edmond Hayes (5) 76 75 151 8 
  17. Cormac Finn Killarney Golf Club (0) 73 78 151 8 
  18. D O’Sullivan (1) Tralee Golf Club(1) 77 75 152 9 
  19. Kevin Purcell Old Conna Golf Club(4) 76 76 152 9 
  20. Pat Harnett (4) 76 76 152 9 
  21. Senan Carroll (4) 79 74 153 10 
  22. John Power Roganstown G & CC Golf Club (3) 77 76 153 10  

Warrenpoint Senior Scratch Cup, Sunday, May 15

  • Winner - Stefan Greenberg 138
  • 2nd Paul Reavey 140
  • 3rd Dermot McElroy 141
  • 4th Jamie Fletcher 142 (70 Rd2)
  • 5th Paddt Gribben 142 (72 Rd2)
  • Rd 1 Dwayne Mallon 72 gross
  • Rd 2 Sean Ross 70 gross
  • Nett: William Small 144.

Note to clubs — If your club is hosting a Scratch Cup and sends entry details and flyers when looking for entries, don't forget to send on the results afterwards. Thanks