Sugrue wins in Castletroy, Bank of Ireland Castletroy Scratch Cup

James Surue Castletroy SC 2017James Sugrue captured the Bank of Ireland Castletroy Scratch Cup this afternoon as a second round 69 saw him jump into a winning position.  Four birdies and a single bogey meant that the Mallow man signed for a 69 and when added to his morning 72, he finished three shots clear of the field.  David Reddan and Deam McMahon both finished on level par, with Reddan taking 2nd place on the countback.  John Hickey was 6th on 147 and Paul Tobin had another good finish taking the second nett prize.  A full field of 75 golfers took to the course for the 36 hole event.

Sugrue was just two shots off the first round lead at lunchtime.  Castletroy’s John Hadnett shot a two under par 70 to hold the lead.  Dean McMahon and Paul Tobin were in on 71 and Sugrue was in a group on 72.

Needless to say Sugure was delighted with his win and a credits a recent equipment change to his success.  “I changed back to my old putter last week and I think that’s made a real difference” said a happy winner.  “The course was in great shape, the greens were very nice and the course did suit me.  There were a lot of two irons off the tees today.”  The Bank of Ireland sponsored competition is one of the Continue reading

Castletroy Scratch Cup

After four week’s of competitive golf, Cork’s Category one golfers have a week off next week but there are plenty of competitions in the calendar.  The famous Castletroy Scratch Cup takes place on Saturday 21st May and it’s set to be a bumper field.

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Liz Horgan, Bank of Ireland, Fergal Costelloe, Captain of Castletroy Golf Club and Brian Punch, President of Castletroy Golf Club officially launching the Bank of Ireland Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup-2016 at Castletroy Golf Club, Limerick Picture by Dave Gaynor

First competed for in 1948, the Castletroy trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious scratch cups in the country and attracts the cream of Munster and Ireland’s amateur golf each year.   As a Munster Senior Golf “Order of Merit” tournament, results in the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup are included in the selection criteria for the Munster team in the Senior Golf Interprovincial Series.

Last year’s winner was, Munster and Ireland stalwart, Pat Murray, Limerick GC, with a score of 145 strokes for 36 holes.  Former winners include Niall Gorey, Eddie McCormack, Mark Shanahan and Alan Thomas, not to mention the Continue reading