McLarnon and Sugrue second in Argentina
 Massereene'sTiarnan McLarnon and Mallow's James Sugrue

Massereene'sTiarnan McLarnon and Mallow's James Sugrue

Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon and Mallow's James Sugrue finished a fine second behind hosts Argentina in the 47th Copa Juan Carlos Tailhade at Los Lagartos Country Club in Buenos Aires.

McLarnon shot rounds of 70, 70, 75 and 68 to claim a share of eighth place in the individual standings on three-over-par 283 with Sugrue tied 24th on 289 after rounds of 73, 74, 69 and 73.

Argentina's Guillermo Estivill won the individual event by three strokes on three-under-par 277 while compatriots Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and Martin Contini combined to win the international team title on level par 560

Ireland's McLarnon and Sugrue were second on 12-over par 572 with Germany third (575), Spain fourth (577) and Brazil and South Africa tied for fifth (579).

It was Argentina's third win in the event, 14 years after Estanislao Goya and Sebastián Saavedra followed in the footsteps of 1996 winners Juan Pablo Abbate and Fernando Delia.

Copa Juan Carlos Tailhade, Los Lagartos CC (Par 70)

Individual scores

Team scores

Previous winners

1996 Argentina — Juan Pablo Abbate, Fernando Delía

1997 South Africa — Trevor Immelman, Ulrich Van den Berg

1998 Australia — Adam Scott, Kim Felton

1999 Australia—  Aaron Baddeley, Brett Rumford

2000 England — Gary Wolstenholme, Nick Dougherty

2001 England —  Zane Scotland, David Skinns

2002 Australia — Kurt Barnes, Luke Hickmott

2003 England — Gary Lockerbie, Michael Skelton

2004 Argentina — Sebastián Saavedra, Estanislao Goya

2005. Holland — Joost Luiten, Tim Sluiter

2006 England — Seve Benson, Edward Richardson

2007 Australia — Rohan Blizard, Tim Stewart

2008 Holland — Reiner Saxton, Floris de Vries

2009 South Africa — JG Claassen, Ryan Dreyer

2010 Finland — Miro Veijalainen, Tapio Pulkkanen

2011 Holland — Daniël Huizing, Robin Kind

2012 Australia — Geoff Drakeford, Jordan Zunic

2013 Spain — Mario Galiano Aguilar, David Morago Ayra

2014 Canada — Austin Connelly, Corey Conners

2015 Canada — Eric Banks, Tony Gil

2016 Uruguay — Agustín Tarigo, Juan Álvarez

2017 Canada — Joey Savoie, Josh Whalen

2018 Argentina — Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, Martin Contini