Purcell, Rafferty, Mullarney & Sugrue advance to last-32 in SA

by | Feb 19, 2019 | 0 comments

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With eight of the nine GUI travelling contingent making the matchplay grade at King David Mowbray Golf Club, Dundalk’s Rafferty defeated Ayden Senger 5&4 to progress to Wednesday’s last-32.
Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell picked up where he left off when winning the Australian Amateur Championship to breeze past Philip Taberer 4&2.
Mallow’s James Sugrue continued his fine form of late to advance past Aymeric Laussot 2&1 while Galway’s Ronan Mullarney edged a narrow 1UP win over Aneurin Gounden.
Unfortunately, the first round of matchplay proved the end of the road for Alex Gleeson (3&2), Robert Brazill Palmerstown House (5&4), Tiernan McLarnon (7&6) and Kilkenny’s Mark Power (5&4) who all suffered heavy defeats.
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