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2019 Senior Scratch Cup (Sponsored by Denis McInerney)

1st Ronan McCrory 67 – 71 138

2nd Jordan Hood (Galgorm Castle) 70 – 69 139

3rd David Sutton 69 – 70 139

4th Gary Clarke 71 – 70 141

Best Nett

1st Gabriel Gribben (F’william) 138 nett

2nd Patrick Jordan 139 nett

First Round

Gross Michael McSherry 70

Nett Chris Gilkinson 69 nett

Second Round

Gross Gareth Moore 68

Nett James Horan 68 nett

It would be an ambition of most low handicappers at the club to win the Scratch Cup, but Ronan McCrory realised a dream when he repeated last year’s victory with a magnificent 138 to retain the trophy, a feat never achieved before. Three under par on the 7th tee after birdies at 4, 5 and 6, a lost ball at 7 saw him move back to level, but birdies at 9, 10 and 18 made him the clubhouse leader at the halfway stage with a round of 67 in his pocket. A second round of 71 saw 3 birdies and 4 bogeys, one of which came at the last, his first dropped shot at that hole this year.

Ronan’s recent form has been such that he had been pre-tournament favourite and he more than lived up to that billing. His last five rounds have been 70, 69, 64, 67 and 71, and those 90 holes have yielded no fewer than 23 birdies. Well done Ronan on yet another magnificent achievement and many congratulations from everyone at the club.

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