Rafferty finishes fourth at Mullingar Scratch Cup

Caolan Rafferty finished joint fourth in the Mullingar Scratch Cup at the weekend after shooting rounds of 72, 69 and 70 for five under and was five shots behind the winner Jason Rackard of Enniscorthy.

It was an impressive start to the GUI season for Rafferty who climbed through the field from T19 after the first round of the tournament which was reduced to 54 holes after a two-and-a-half hour fog delay on Saturday meant the cancellation of a round.

Eoin Murphy, who had to kick his heels for most of Saturday as he was in the final group, shot 78 to miss the cut by three shots.