Purton takes Route 66 to win Oriel Cup

Eoin Puton, winner of the Oriel Cup sponsored by Moran CCTV, receives the trophy from Dundalk Golf Club Vice Captain Noel Reid.

Teenager Eoin Purton won the Oriel Cup, sponsored by Moran CCTV, Dundalk, last Wednesday with an excellent nett score of 66 off six.

He went out in 35 nett after eight pars and a double bogey six at the eighth. That was to be the only blemish on an otherwise fine card as he had birdies at the 14th and 17th and seven pars on the back nine.

Turlach King (12) finished second two shots behind Purton while Caolan Rafferty had the day’s best gross with a four under par 68 that included five birdies and just one bogey which unfortunately came at the very last hole. Divisional winners were Bobby McCarthy (10), Kevin Carthy (16) and Killian McDonnell(21).


Wednesday, 29 June – Oriel Cup Single Strokes sponsored by Moran CCTV, Dundalk – Overall: Eoin Purton (6) 66, Turlach King (12) 68. Gross: Caolan Rafferty 68. Division 1: Bobby McCarthy (10) 71, Paul Coburn (8) 72. Division 2: Kevin Carthy (16) 72, Derek Williams Jnr (17) 73. Division 3: Killian McDonnell (21) 72, Mark Coan (23) 73.