Nugent retains Kilkenny Senior Scratch Cup
 Sponsor David Buggy from David Buggy Motors Kia Dealers (right) presenting the Kilkenny Scratch Cup to 2017 winner Graham Nugent.

Sponsor David Buggy from David Buggy Motors Kia Dealers (right) presenting the Kilkenny Scratch Cup to 2017 winner Graham Nugent.

Kilkenny butcher Graham Nugent brought home the bacon for the second year in a row when he retained the Kilkenny Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday.

The scratch handicapper opened with a two-under-par 69 to lead by two shots from New Ross' Michael Ryan Jnr and local man Luke Donnelly, then added a one over 72 on the afternoon to win by three strokes on level par.

Ryan, Donnelly and Kinsale's Cathal Butler, were second on three over with Kilkenny's Paul O'Hara  fifth on four-over par.

Kilkenny's Richard Louis Duggan (72) and Nenagh's Billy McGarry (67) took the best 18s in the morning and afternoon rounds. 

 Prizewinners (from left to righ), Paul O’Hara (Kilkenny), Ollie Cullen (Club President Kilkenny), Cathal Butler (Kinsale), Billy McGarry (Nenagh), Michael Ryan Jnr (New Ross), Rob O’Shea (Club Captain, Kilkenny), Graham Nugent (Kilkenny, winner), sponsor David Buggy (Kia Motors), Richard Louis Duggan (Kilkenny) and Luke Donnelly (Kilkenny,

Prizewinners (from left to righ), Paul O’Hara (Kilkenny), Ollie Cullen (Club President Kilkenny), Cathal Butler (Kinsale), Billy McGarry (Nenagh), Michael Ryan Jnr (New Ross), Rob O’Shea (Club Captain, Kilkenny), Graham Nugent (Kilkenny, winner), sponsor David Buggy (Kia Motors), Richard Louis Duggan (Kilkenny) and Luke Donnelly (Kilkenny,

Kilkenny Scratch Cup, Kilkenny Golf Club (Par 71)

Sponsored by 'KIA David Buggy Motors'

  • 1, Graham Nugent (Kilkenny/Scr) 69 73  142;
  • 2, Cathal Butler (Kinsale/+2) 74 71 145;
  • 3, Michael Ryan Jnr (New Ross/+2) 71 74 145;
  • 4, Luke Donnelly (Kilkenny/+2) 71 74 145; 
  • 5, Paul O’Hara (Kilkenny/Scr) 74 72 146.
  • Best 1st 18:  Richard Louis Duggan (Kilkenny/3) 72;
  • Best 2nd 18: Billy McGarry (Nenagh/+1) 67.
  • C.S.S Rd 1, 74; CSS Rd. 2  73.

Kilkenny Scratch Cup 36 Holes

142 Graham Nugent 69 73 

145 Cathal Butler 74 71; Michael Jnr Ryan 71 74; Luke Donnelly 71 74 

146 Paul O’Hara 74 72 

147 Stephen Healy 79 68; Richard L. Duggan 72 75; Billy McGarry 81 6

148 Ruairi O’Connor 74 74; Mark Shanahan 72 76

149 Eddie McCormack 79 70; David McAleenon 73 76; 

150 Lar Ryan 79 71; Paul Coughlan 76 74

151 Liam Power 78 73 ; Karl McCormack 76 75; Barry McCormack 75 76; Daniel Murphy 74 7

152 Gary Collins 79 73; Aaron Cashin 78 74; Richard Walsh 78 74; Ian Lynch 78 74 ; Ryan O’Dwyer 77 75; Darragh Walshe 73 79

153 Stephen Walsh 79 74; G Smyth 78 75; Richard Duggan 77 76; Paul Flynn 75 78 ; Hugh Foley 75 78; Declan Reidy 75 78; Eddie Power 75 78

154 Richard Finn 78 76

155 Ronan Mullarney 75 80; Jamie Dunne 74 81

156 John Greene 85 71; Joseph Byrne 85 71; Cian Feeney 78 78; Kevin Power 77 79; Kieran Kennedy 75 81; 

157 Kevin O’Meara 82 75; 

158 Neil Cashin 83 75; David McDonald 82 76; Luke Cummins 77 81; 

159 Darragh Coghlan 77 82; Anthony Feicks 76 83; 

160 Charles McGoldrick 80 80

161 Cathal Conaty 85 76; Philip Spratt 80 81; 

164 Derek Ronan 83 81; Daire Conlon 82 82; Harry Duggan 81 83; Eoin Cantwell 80 84; 

165 Michael Buggy 81 84;

NR Alan Phelan 78 NR; Declan O’Neill 79 NR; Clan Marlin 79 NR; Conor McGrogan 81 NR; Kieran Lynch 81 NR.