Reddan digs deep to claim De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup at Athlone
Bryan O’Looney (Captain, Athlone GC) and  Mary McHale, (President Athlone GC) present the De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup, sponsored by Michael Moore Car Sales, to winner David Reddan ( Nenagh GC).

Bryan O’Looney (Captain, Athlone GC) and Mary McHale, (President Athlone GC) present the De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup, sponsored by Michael Moore Car Sales, to winner David Reddan ( Nenagh GC).

Nenagh's David Reddan Jnr defied tough conditions and fired a three-over 74 to win the revived De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup at Athlone.

Reduced to just 18 holes due to inclement weather, the plus-two handicapper produced a gritty performance to overcome strong winds and heavy rain and win by a stroke from Carton House's Conor Stone.

After a beautiful iron shot off the 18th tee set up a winning par, he paid tribute to playing partner, Simon Walker, for his encouragement, explaining that they spurred each other on to keep fighting the conditions.

Walker was third with a 75 as Stone edged him out on a countback over the last three holes.

Athlone's Sean Doyle, Eoin McGrath and Patrick Kenny Jnr did their club proud, finishing amongst the prizes.

Prize winners In the 2019 De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup at Athlone. Back row: Patrick Kenny (Athlone), Sean Doyle (Athlone), Eoin Mc Garth (Athlone), Simon Walker (Roscommon), Ray Fagan (Tournament director and Vice Captain AGC. Front row: Bryan O’Looney (Captain, Athlone GC) winner David Reddan, Mary McHale (President, Atlone), runner-up Conor Stone (Carton House)

Prize winners In the 2019 De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup at Athlone. Back row: Patrick Kenny (Athlone), Sean Doyle (Athlone), Eoin Mc Garth (Athlone), Simon Walker (Roscommon), Ray Fagan (Tournament director and Vice Captain AGC. Front row: Bryan O’Looney (Captain, Athlone GC) winner David Reddan, Mary McHale (President, Atlone), runner-up Conor Stone (Carton House)

De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup, Athlone GC (Par 71)

Sponsored by Michael Moore Mercedes

Gross

1, David Reddan Jnr (+2), Nenagh 74

2, Conor Stone (1) Carton House 75 (last 3)

3, Simon Walker (1) Roscommon 75

4, Sean Doyle (3) Athlone 80

Nett

1, Eoin McGrath (2) Athlone 80