McLarnon & Sugrue combine to grab second for Ireland

Bernie McGuire

Ireland’s dynamic duo of Tiarnan McLarnon and James Sugrue secured a second place finish behind hosts Argentina at the 47th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Buenos Aires.

Massereene’s McLarnon signed off with a super 68 to grab a share of 8th spot on three-over-par in the individual competition while Mallow’s Sugrue returned a 73 to close in a tie for 24th place on nine-over.

The pair finished second overall on 12-over-par with Argentina’s Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and Martin Contini combining to take the team title on even par.

Home player, Guillermo Estivill took top honours in the individual event by three shots on minus-three.

McLarnon and Sugrue now find themselves in Highland Park Country Club for the Argentine Stroke Play Championship, which begins tonorrow, Wednesday 7 November and runs until Saturday 10 November.

Both players were selected by the Golfing Union of Ireland and these tournaments form part of the GUI’s High-Performance Programme, which is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

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