Mullingar Golf Club confirmed that it will host the famed Mullingar Scratch Trophy, which is run in partnership with GUI Leinster Golf, on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 restrictions, the event will for the first time in its history, be played behind closed doors.
The Mullingar Scratch Trophy is part of the prestigious Bridgestone Order of Merit which is being competed for across four events this season.
Already confirmed for the event is the current Bridgestone Order of Merit champ Rob Brazill from Naas.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming all the players to the 58th consecutive staging of the Mullingar Scratch Trophy and very grateful to Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt & Davitt & Pinergy for coming on board as sponsors again this year” said Mullingar Golf Club captain John Plunkett.
Last year Kinsale’s John Murphy captured the title with three birdies in his closing five holes, and despite a bogey on the penultimate green, Murphy made a two putt par on the last to seal the win however the 22-year-old Corkman will not be back to defend his title due to a clash with the US Amateur Championship.
“As much as I would love to be back, I’ve just travelled back to America and will be competing in the US Amateur which unfortunately clashes with Mullingar” said Murphy.
“It’s a quality tournament which is steeped in history and it deservedly attracts one of the best fields every year on the Irish amateur circuit. I’m looking forward to following it and seeing who comes out on top this year.”
Live scoring and news will be available throughout the championship at www.golfnet.ie