Rafferty tied seventh as Singh Brar wins Lytham Trophy
 Jack Singh Brar

Jack Singh Brar

Caolan Rafferty took another small step towards a potential international call-up later this year when he finished tied for seventh in the Lytham Trophy at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

A quarter-finalist in the recent West of Ireland Championship and one of the most consistent players over the last year, the Dundalk man was one of just three Irishmen to make the cut at the Lancashire venue.

He finished an excellent week by adding rounds of 75 and 73 to opening efforts of 76 and 71 to finish seven behind winner Jack Singh Brar on 15-over par.

Singh Brar opened with an incredible 68 and added rounds of 73, 72 and 75 to finish two ahead of countryman Charlie Strickland with Jack Burnage — two of the in-form players this season — third on 11 over.

Portmarnock’s Geoff Lenehan was 35th on 24-over par after closing rounds of 78 and 76 while Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon, the only Irish international to make the cut, added rounds of 80 and 75 on Sunday to finish 40th on 306, 26-over par.

Singh Brar, Strickland, Brunage and Rafferty are all in the field for the Flogas Irish Amateur Open, which begins at Royal County Down on Thursday.

Lytham Trophy, Royal Lytham & St Annes (Par 70)

Detailed scores

288 Jack Singh-Brar (Remedy Oak Golf Club) 68 73 72 75

290 Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor Golf Club) 73 73 71 73

291 Jake Burnage (Saunton Golf Club) 76 71 72 72

292 Pierre Junior Verlaar (Netherlands) 76 73 71 72, Simon Richardson (Spalding Golf Club) 75 69 73 75

293 William Whiteoak (Shipley Golf Club) 74 77 69 73

295 Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool Golf Club) 75 77 73 70, Owen Edwards (Kendleshire Golf Club (The)) 76 74 74 71, Sam Done (Kenwick Park Golf Club) 76 74 74 71, Jamie Stewart (Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club Ltd) 74 77 71 73, Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk Golf Club) 76 71 75 73, Todd Clements (Braintree Golf Club) 76 76 70 73

296 Josh Hilleard (Farrington Golf Club) 75 72 76 73, Jack Davidson (Llanwern Golf Club) 79 70 72 75, Liam Johnston (Dumfries & County Golf Club) 74 74 72 76

297 Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham Golf Club) 78 74 76 69, George Bloor (Cavendish Golf Club) 78 73 77 69, Cameron Long (Burton-on-Trent Golf Club) 74 78 75 70, Philip Geerts (Italy) 79 73 73 72, Jeff Wright (Forres Golf Club) 74 67 78 78, Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten Golf Club) 76 73 70 78

298 Claudio Consul (Germany) 77 74 75 72, Callan Barrow (Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club) 77 74 75 72, Robert Foley (Switzerland) 80 70 75 73, Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm Golf Club) 70 79 75 74

299 Andrew Wilson (Wynyard Golf Club) 76 71 80 72, Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club) 78 70 78 73, Llew Matthews (Southerndown Golf Club) 78 71 77 73

300 David Boote (Walton Heath Golf Club (New Course)) 76 76 77 71, Alasdair Mcdougall (Elderslie Golf Club) 75 77 76 72, Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall Golf Club) 77 71 79 73

301 Joshua McMahon (Wallasey Golf Club) 79 73 73 76

302 Michael Hirmer (Germany) 76 73 75 78

303 Daniel Brown (Masham Golf Club) 78 71 77 77

304 Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) 76 76 78 74, Mitch Waite (Filton Golf Club) 77 73 78 76

305 Thomas Gandy (Rowany Golf Club) 79 73 78 75, John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot Golf Club) 76 74 79 76, Ben Chamberlain (Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club) 76 75 75 79

306 Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene Golf Club) 78 73 80 75

309 Loris Schuepbach (Switzerland) 76 73 84 76

312 Kieron Harman (Southerndown Golf Club) 77 73 81 81

Cut

153 Jack Pierse (Portmarnock Golf Club) 79 74Stuart Grehan (Tullamore Golf Club) 79 74, Eugene Smith (Laytown & Bettystown) 74 79

154 Alex Gleeson (Castle Golf Club) 82 72Jonathan Yates (Naas Golf Club) 81 73Kevin LeBlanc (The Island Golf Club) 79 75Thomas Mulligan (Laytown & Bettystown) 77 77, 

155 Mark Power (Kilkenny Golf Club) 84 71

156 Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint Golf Club) 79 77,

157 Conor O'Rourke (Naas Golf Club) 79 78, Colin Fairweather (Knock Golf Club) 79 78, 

158 John-Ross Galbraith (Whitehead Golf Club) 82 76Jake Whelan (Newlands Golf Club) 81 77, 

159 Robin Dawson (Tramore Golf Club) 83 76,  Eanna Griffin (Waterford) 81 78, 

172 John Murphy (Kinsale) 85 87