Dawson snatches Waterford Scratch Cup
 Robin Dawson. Picture ©  Pat Cashman

Robin Dawson. Picture © Pat Cashman

Tramore's Robin Dawson defied damp, blustery conditions to close with a one over 72 and snatch the Waterford Senior Scratch Cup by a stroke from Dungarvan's Kevin Stack.

The international finished on two under par 211 with Stack's 73 giving him second place on 212 as overnight leader Michael Ryan slipped to a 78 to finish third on level par.

 Robin Dawson receives his replica of the famous Waterford Senior Scratch Cup from club captain, Gerry O'Keeffe.

Robin Dawson receives his replica of the famous Waterford Senior Scratch Cup from club captain, Gerry O'Keeffe.

 Top, Kevin Stack, Michael Ryan and Paul O'Hara. Seated: Robin Dawson seated with Waterford GC captain, Gerry O'Keeffe.

Top, Kevin Stack, Michael Ryan and Paul O'Hara. Seated: Robin Dawson seated with Waterford GC captain, Gerry O'Keeffe.

Ryan led by four overnight but went to the turn in six over and while he recovered with three back nine birdies at the 10th, 11th and 15th, he made a triple bogey seven at the last.

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

Full scores

211 Robin Dawson 69 70 72

212 Kevin Stack 70 69 73

213 Michael Ryan 68 67 78

214 Paul O’Hara 71 71 72 

215 Emmet Leahy 74 72 69; Ian Lynch 71 73 71;

216 Bill Murray 70 72 74

217 Graham Nugent 73 71 73

218 John Hickey 70 72 76 

219 Geoff Lenehan 71 75 73; Craig Bolger 70 72 77

220 Shane McGlynn 75 72 73;

222 Alan Thomas 74 74 74

223 Gordon Smyth 73  76 74; Paul Murphy 71 77 75; Richard Walsh 74 74 75; 

225 Cillian Moloney 71 76 78; Peter Thomas 69 76 80; Luke Donnelly 71 74 80; 

226 Anthony Feicks 73 78 75

238 Michael Lenihan 80 82 76

239 Charlie Dawson 79 78 82; Niall  O’Connor 80 76 83