Galway finish runners up in European Men's Club Trophy
 Galway's Luke O'Neill. Picture by Pat Cashman

Galway's Luke O'Neill. Picture by Pat Cashman

Irish champions Galway Golf Club finished second to French counterparts La Boulie in the 2017 European Men's Club Trophy at Golf du Médoc Resort in France.

The trio of Ronan Mullarney (T6 individually), Luke O'Neill (T18) and Joe Lyons (23rd) finished ten strokes behind the French club on two-under par.

O'Neill had one of the scores of the day, a two-under-par 69, to ensure that Galway edged out City of Newcastle for second place by a stroke on two-under as Mullarney shot 71 and Lyons' 74 was discarded.

La Boulie completed a wire-to-wire win, matching Ireland's 140 on the final day to finish on 12-under-par 414.

2017 European Men's Club Trophy, Golf du Médoc Resort (Par 71), France

Team

1 France (RCF La Boulie) -12 139 135 140 414
2 Ireland (Galway Golf Club) -2 140 144 140 424
3 England (City of Newcastle Golf Club) -1 144 138 143 425
4 Belgium (Royal Waterloo Golf Club) Par 146 141 139 426
5 Switzerland (Golf Club de Lausanne) +1 147 139 141 427

Individual

T1 Belgium DUMONT DE CHASSART, Adrien (Royal Waterloo Golf Club) -5 70 71 67 208
T1 France LACROIX, Frederic (Rcf La Boulie) -5 67 72 69 208
3 Iceland JULIUSSON, Aron (GkG Golf Club) -3 68 74 68 210

Irish positions

T6 Ireland MULLARNEY, Ronan (Galway Golf Club) -1 68 73 71 212
T18 Ireland O’NEILL, Luke (Galway Golf Club) +5 72 77 69 218
23 Ireland LYONS, Joe (Galway Golf Club) +6 74 71 74 219