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Jason Sherlock watches on as Castle's Robert Moran romps to Castleknock Scratch Cup win


A class apart: Robert Moran with Jason Sherlock

A class apart: Robert Moran with Jason Sherlock

A class apart: Robert Moran with Jason Sherlock

Former Dublin GAA star and self-confessed golf lover Jason Sherlock could not get enough of the action as Castle’s Robert Moran cruised to a four-shot win in the Castleknock Senior Scratch Cup on Sunday.

As a member of the club and a keen golfer, Sherlock watched some of the top players in the country in action and it was Moran who proved a class apart, carding rounds of 68 and 66 to win by four shots from AIG Irish Amateur Close champion Quentin Carew on 10-under par.

Moran (23) could not match Paul Coughlan’s brace of 64s last year, despite carding a course-record 61. But he continues to play well this year, representing Great Britain and Ireland in the St Andrews Trophy and Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy before qualifying tied sixth last week in Portugal for November’s Second Stage of the DP World Tour Qualifying School.

Carew shot a pair of 69s to finish second while Portmarnock’s Brandon St John was third, five strokes behind the winner after scores of 71 and 68.

Ian O’Connell (72, 69) was fourth on 141 and Ciaran Boggan (77, 66) fifth after a countback from Shane Concannon (75, 68) and international Colm Campbell (70, 73) on 143.

Ruairi Kennelly (73 71, 144) was eighth, Keith Egan (72, 72, 144) ninth and David Shiel (70, 75, 145) 10th with Jamie Kelly (70) and Aaron Naughton (69) winning the best morning and afternoon prizes.

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