Cork's Gary O'Flaherty faces a quality field for his defence of the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup this weekend.
The Munster interprovincial closed with a 71 to win the 54-hole event by two strokes from Mallow's James Sugrue (70) and Castletroy's Andrew McCormack (74) on four-under-par 212 last year.
Sugrue went on to win the South of Ireland title while Peter O'Keeffe, who was fourth, won the Irish Amateur Open at Royal County Down a few weeks later.
This year's field features several members of the Irish panel, including Sugrue, Ronan Mullarney and Tiarnan McLarnon.
Recently crowned West of Ireland champion Robert Brazill is also in the field for Saturday's shotgun start.
Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup, Lee Valley GC
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- Hole 1a Ronan Mullarney Galway -4, Jack McDonnell Forrest Little -3, Tiarnan McLarnon Massereene -3
- Hole 1b Gary O’Flaherty Cork -2, Pat Murray Clontarf -2, Mark Collins Killeen Castle -1
- Hole 2 Ian O’Rourke Royal Dublin -2, Andrew McCormack Castletroy -2, Eanna Griffin Waterford -2
- Hole 3 Cathal Butler Kinsale -2 Rob Brazill Naas GC -2 James Sugrue Mallow -2
- Hole 4 Anthony McDaid Palmerstown -1 Fergal O’Sullivan Tralee -1 David McDonald Old Conna -1
- Hole 5a Harry Duggan Kilkenny 0 Mark Healy Kinsale 0 Lee McMillian Luttrellstown 0
- Hole 5b Brian Lenihan Newcastlewest 1 Darren O’Donoghue Bandon 1 Conor McDowall Cobh 1
- Hole 6 Jason Galway Lee Valley 1 Kieran Lynch Skibbereen 1 Conor Dowling Mallow 0
- Hole 7 Ed Hannon Lee Valley 1 Eric Rumley Kinsale 1 Stephen O’Neill Killarney 1
- Hole 8a Eoghan O’Donnell Tralee 1 Ian Bermingham Douglas 1 Philip Spratt West Waterford 1
- Hole 8b Paul Tobin Cork 1 Donal O’Donovan Bandon 2 James Murray Lee Valley 2
- Hole 9a John O’Brien Castlemartyr 0 Padraig O'Connor Macroom 0 Scott O'Brien Nenagh 0
- Hole 9b John O’Neill Lee Valley 1 Robert White East Cork 1 Paul Coleman Lee Valley 4
- Hole 10 Dave O’Donovan Muskerry 0 Joe Lyons Galway -2 Pat Power Lee Valley 1
- Hole 11a Ian Bohane Lee Valley -1 Keith Crowley Fota GC 0 John Waldron Muskerry 1
- Hole 11b Ronan Curran Lee Valley 2 Greg O’Mahony Fota GC 0 Cian Hourihan Lee Valley 3
- Hole 12 David Roynane Thurles 2 Alan Riordan Blarney 2 Gavin Lynch Cobh 2
- Hole 13 Michael O’Connell Cork 2 Anton O'Callaghan Tralee 2 Eoin Goggins Mallow 1
- Hole 14 Fionn Hickey Muskerry 2 Dean O’Riordan Fermoy 3 Killian Cotter Doneraile 3
- Hole 15a Darren Hourihan Douglas 2 Bill Murray Waterford Castle 2 Keelan McCarthy Lee Valley 4
- Hole 15b David O’Driscoll Ballybunion 1 Kevin Collins Fermoy 1 Tristan Coakley Bantry 3
- Hole 16a James Temple Portmarnock 0 Kieran McCarthy Kinsale 0 Ryan McCullagh Masereene 0
- Hole 16b Eoghan Long Monkstown 0 Darren O’Sullivan Tralee 0 Dean McMahon Castletroy 0
- Hole 17 Mark Ford Cork 0 Keith Fitzpatrick Kinsale 0 Ian Spillane Killarney 1
- Hole 18a John Hickey Cork -2 Ben Murray Waterford Castle -2 David Reddan Nenagh -1
- Hole 18b Hugh Foley Royal Dublin -1 Gary Ward Kinsale -1 Jack Ryan Casteltroy -1
- Daniel Devlin Fota 3.3
- Brian Lane Muskerry 3.4
- Clem Leonard Mitchelstown 3.5
- Conor Meade East Clare 3.5
- Peter Hannon Kanturk 3.7
- Mel Deasy Bantry 3.8
- Joshua Hogan Fota 4.7