Murphy set to defend St Andrews title

​Ireland players in action at St Andrews Trophy

  • 06 June 2019

PHOTO: John Murphy (Kinsale) - image by Golffile.​


Six players have been named in the GUI squad for the St Andrews Links Trophy, which takes place at the home of golf from 7 to 9 June.​

Defending champion John Murphy, a student at the University of Louisville, returns to the scene of his breakthrough victory. The Kinsale clubman is joined by Tiarnán McLarnon (Massereene), Ronan Mullarney (Galway), Conor Purcell (Portmarnock), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) and James Sugrue (Mallow) for the trip to St Andrews.
Played over 72 holes of stroke play, round one will be played on the Jubilee Course. The Old Course will stage the second round with the top 40 and ties progressing. On the final day, the players face 36 holes on the Old Course.
Murphy won a playoff for the title in 2018, becoming the third winner from Ireland after Conor O’Rourke in 2016 and Alan Dunbar in 2009.
Ireland captain John Carroll (Bandon) will accompany the squad as manager.
The GUI’s High Performance Programme is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.
GUI Squad – St Andrews Links Trophy, 7-9 June: Tiarnán McLarnon (Massereene), Ronan Mullarney (Galway), John Murphy (Kinsale), Conor Purcell (Portmarnock), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), James Sugrue (Mallow).