Sugrue in 5th place entering final day at SA Strokeplay

Munster Strokeplay Championship
Cork Golf Club
Sunday 6th May 2018It was another solid performance from Mallow’s James Sugrue yesterday as he carded a one under par 71 at the third round of the South African Strokeplay Championship.  After earlier rounds of -5 and -3, yesterday’s one under was more modest, but he maintained his position on the leaderboard.  Two bogies and three birdies meant that Sugrue finished on -1 and an aggregate of -9 for his 54 holes.

Sugrue is now seven shots off the lead, meaning a win is probably out of reach, but a top ten finish will add to Sugrue’s very positive start to the season and it will have a positive impact on his WAGR ranking.  He’s also the best of the strong Irish challenge, Conor Purcell and Mark Power two shots back on -7 (T10).  Caolan Rafferty and Ronan Mullarney are also in the top twenty.

South Africa’s Jaden Schaper (-16) has maintained his five shot lead over the field and he’s the favourite to win his national title tomorrow.  Second placed Wilco Neinaber (-11) and Deon Germishuys (-10) complete an all SA top three.  The final round commences a 7am local time with Sugrue on the 1st tee at 10.30am (8.30 Irish time).  Live scores available here.