Metcalfe wins at Hermitage Scratch Cup

​​​While Ellie Metcalfe won the Hermitage Scratch Cup, Paula Grant remains in pole position on the ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit

  • 07 May 2019

​Caption: Ellie Metcalfe (Laytown and Bettystown) and Hermitage Lady Captain Maefil McDermot (Image courtesy of Hermitage Golf Club - SonPhotography)

Paula Grant (Lisburn) remains on track to claim the ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit with one event remaining following the Hermitage Scratch Cup over the May bank holiday weekend.

Laytown and Bettystown member and Maynooth University Scholar Eleanor Metcalfe secured her first Scratch Cup title with a two shot victory over Kirkistown Castle’s Beth Coulter in the 48th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup. Her opening 68, a course record, gave her a one stroke lead over Clandeboye’s Jessica Ross before she went on to post a 72 in the afternoon to win from Coulter, who shot 69 in the afternoon, on six-under 140.

Due to Royal Portrush hosting this year’s Open Championship, the Zara Bolton Scratch Cup has been reschedule to August when the ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit standings will be finalised. In 2018, Lucy Simpson (Massereene) won at the Dunluce links and as she sits in second position, four points behind Grant, she will be hoping for more of the same when August 11th comes around. 

Hermitage Scratch Cup – FULL RESULTS

ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit STANDINGS

11 August – Zara Bolton Scratch Cup at Royal Portrush