Ryan four clear in Waterford Senior Scratch Cup
 Michael Ryan (New Ross) during last year's Irish Boys at Tuam. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Michael Ryan (New Ross) during last year's Irish Boys at Tuam. Picture by Pat Cashman

Former Leinster Boys champion Michael Ryan added a super 67 to his opening 68 to take a commanding four-shot lead into the final round of the 60th Anniversary Waterford Senior Scratch Cup.

The New Ross talent leads on seven under par 135 from Dungarvan's Kevin Stack and Tramore's Robin Dawson with Paul O’Hara, Bill Murray, John Hickey and Craig Bolger a distant seven strokes off the pace.

Waterford Senior Scratch Cup, sponsored by House of Waterford Crystal, Waterford GC (Par 71)

135 Michael Ryan  68 67

139 Kevin Stack 70 69, Robin Dawson 69 70

142 Paul O’Hara 71 71, Bill Murray 70 72, John Hickey 70 72, Craig Bolger 70 72

144 Graham Nugent 73 71, Ian Lynch 71 73

145 Luke Donnelly 71 74, Peter Thomas  69 76

146 Emmet Leahy 74 72, Geoff Lenehan 71 75

147 Shane McGlynn 75 72, Eanna Griffin 74 73, Cillian Moloney 71 76

148 John Reynolds 77 71, Richard Walsh 74 74 Alan Thomas 74 74, Paul Murphy 71 77, Stephen McCarthy 71 77

149 G Smyth 73 76

150 Ross Kenny 74 76

151 Patick Bevins 79 72