Royal Portrush win at Castlerock

​​Royal Portrush win Ulster Section of AIG Senior Cup​​

  • 19 August 2018

Photo: John White Chairman GUI Ulster Branch with Dermot Rollins AIG Sponsor present the Royal Portrush Team with the winning Pennant courtesy of golffile.ie

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Royal Portrush won 3/2 in the final against Slieve Russell

Photo: John White Chairmain GUI Ulster Branch + Dermot Rollins Rollins Insurance Brokers (AIG) present the winning pennant to Matthew McAlpine Team Captain Royal Portrush

Royal Portrush names first
Richard McCrudden lost to Darren Donohoe 3&2
Paul Cutler bt Theo Coffey 2&1
Matt McAlpin bt Shamus Cullen 1 Hole
Patrick McCrudden lost to Ryan McNelis 3&2 
Andrew Morris bt Shane McDermott 3&1

Team Captain
Slieve Russell - Stephen Monteith
Royal Portrush - Gary McNeill was acting Team Captain

Match number 3 proved to be the pivotal match with never more than 1 hole in it and could have gone either way. Both missed the fairway with their drives on 18 but Matt McAlpin who was 1 up was able to secure the win when they halved the hole in 5.

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Photo: Matt McAlpine (Royal Portrush) courtesy of Golffile.ie

In the morning semi-final matches the results were as follows;

Slieve Russell bt Warrenpoint 3.5/1.5
Seamus Cullen bt Paul Reavey 1up
Ryan McNelis bt Ryan Carvill 5&4
Theo Coffey lost to Paddy Gribben 5/4
Darren Donohoe half match called in Davy Barron was 3 dormie 3up
Shane McDermott bt Jamie Fletcher 4/3   

Royal Portrush bt Lisburn 3/2
Richard McCrudden lost to Aaron Marshall 3/2
Paul Cutler (8 birdies and an eagle) bt Chris Moulds 3/2
Matt McAlpin bt Joshua Robinson 1 hole
Mark McMurray lost to Kyle Patton 4/3
Andrew Morris bt Ryan Symington 1 hole