Communications & Press Officer Jason O’Connor reports on Saturday’s Provincial U-16 Strokeplay Championships in both Leinster and Munster
ANOTHER major honour for Evan Carry as he retained the Leinster U-16 Strokeplay title in Seapoint yesterday and he also had nine shots to spare over the field. Rounds of six and three under par gave the Castletown player a tournament total of nine under par as the Murphy brothers from the host club were the only players to score level par in the grade. Both Eoin and Luke scored identical 55’s and 53’s to finish on level par but Eoin’s back nine was better than Luke’s in deciding who got the silver medal as Oisin Mulryne from the host club was fourth on two over with Oisin Horan of Glenville piping Luke Devlin of Glenville to fifth on three over despite Devlin shooting three under par in his second 18.
The 10-13 section was dominated by Poulaphouca meanwhile as a playoff was needed between club-mates Jason Brady and Andrew Curran to decide the outcome after both players shot two under par for their 36 holes. Jason had scored consecutive rounds of one under par while Andrew had rounds of three under and one over. Jason won the playoff to claim the title, reversing the result of the Leinster Matchplay Plate Final between the pair on home turf two weeks earlier as Jack Mullins of Kilbeggan claimed third on countback from Leinster Matchplay Championship Runner-Up Dylan Hudson of St Patricks and club-mate Padraig Carton on 108 with a better final round of one under par.
The Girls Competition was won by Lucan’s Eimear Ahern as she made up for her defeat to her sister Maebh in the Leinster Matchplay Final with a score of 139 which included a good finishing round of 64 after a starting 75. Sarah Cooney from the host club claimed second from Maebh meanwhile after finishing two shots better in their second round with 77 for a score of 157 after both had gone out in 80 in their opening rounds.
A GREAT double for the Parteen club was completed by Patrick Mitchell yesterday as he followed up on club-mate Shea Fennell’s win in the Munster U-16 Matchplay Championship two weeks earlier in Deerpark with a win in the 14-15 section thanks to a great second round in Rocklodge. A closing five under par following an opening one over gave Patrick a tournament total of four under par as he had five shots to spare over Cian Mulcahy of Collins in second.
Cian had rounds of 57 and 52 to finish on 109 as former Munster U-16 Matchplay winner Cian Murphy had rounds of one and two over par for a total of three over par in third. That was two ahead of Deerpark’s Erin Moloney in fourth on five over with Shea Fennell finishing fifth on six over par. The 10-13 grade saw Glenn Towler of St Annes come out on top as the former National and Munster U-16 Matchplay winner closed with a round of three under par to finish the tournament on one under ahead of last year’s winner of this section and Munster Plate Matchplay holder Cillian Courtney.
Cillian had rounds of 57 and 56 to finish on 113 with 18 hole leader Liam McGrath of Douglas having to settle for third on countback following a closing 64 after shooting a very impressive five under par opening round to lead. Robbie Harnett finished fourth on 120, one shot ahead of his Deerpark club-mates Fintan Martin and Alex O’Callaghan on 121.
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