Alan Condren wins Leinster Mid-Am at Grange

John Ferriter (Chairman, Leinster Golf, GUI) presenting Alan Condren (Greystones) with the 2015 Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Grange Golf Club (08/08/2015). Also in the picture is Paul Muldowney (Captain, Grange Golf Club). Picture by Pat Cashman

Alan Condren closed with a three over 71 and still won the Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship by two strokes at Grange.

Winner Alan Condren (Greystones) reacts to a missed putt on the 4th green in the final round of the 2015 Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship at the Grange Golf Club today (08/08/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

The Greystones player finishing on seven over par 211 over the original, James Braid designed Love Course in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where six par threes make for tough scoring and strategically placed trees and hazards put a premium on good course management.

Knock's Simon Miscarry was second on nine over par 213 alongside Condren's brother Kevin with Lahinch's Declan McInerney third.

Some players complained that the greens had been hollow-tined recently but while Leinster Golf conceded that some may have been somewhat bumpy, they worked was carried out two weeks ago, just as it was last year.

Whatever about the wisdom of hollowing tining greens a fortnight before a championship—the club is loathe to leave it later in the summer, apparently—the greens were certainly quick enough and the course more than challenging enough for the field. 

A closing, one under 67 by Naas' Craig Williams was the only sub-par score recorded all week as players played from the seventh to the 18th and finished on the par-three sixth.

Alan Dowling (Hermitage)and Barry Forsyth (Corballis Links) repairing pitch marks on the 5th green in the final round of the 2015 Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship at Grange (08/08/2015). Picture by Pat Cashman

Peter Kane (Ashbourne) reacts to a birdie putt on the 6th green in the final round of the 2015 Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship at Grange. Picture by Pat Cashman

Bryan McSweeney (The Royal Dublin) playing his second shot to the 6th hole in the final round of the 2015 Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship at Grange. Picture by Pat Cashman

Leinster Mid Amateur Open Championship 2015, Grange GC (Love Course, Par 68)

Final - CSS Rnd 1 & 2 – 70 Rnd 3 – 71 SSS 69

211 Alan Condren (Greystones) 68 72 71

213 Simon Miskelly (Knock) 70 72 71, Kevin Condren (Greystones) 70 70 73

215 Declan McInerney (Lahinch Golf Club) 73 73 69

216 Richard Williams (Naas) 73 76 67, Alan Dowling (Hermitage) 71 73 72

217 Michael Buggy (Castlecomer Golf Club) 76 68 73, Declan O'Neill (Carton House) 73 71 73

218 Christopher O'Connor (Corrstown) 74 72 72

219 Barry Forsyth (Corballis Links) 75 70 74, David Mc Carthy (Bandon Golf Club) 74 73 72, John (jnr) Finnegan (Royal Portrush) 74 69 76, Rob Fitzpatrick (Naas) 70 73 76

220 David Kelleher (Portmarnock) 76 70 74, Tony McClements (Holywood Golf Club) 74 69 77, Peter McNeill (Woodbrook) 71 76 73, Derek Ronan (New Ross Golf Club) 71 73 76

221 Peter Kirby (Dun Laoghaire) 77 73 71, David Carroll (Grange) 72 74 75, Randal Cross (Enniscrone Golf Club) 71 77 73, Bryan McSweeney (The Royal Dublin) 71 69 81, Peter Kane (Ashbourne) 68 73 80

222 Aidan Horgan (Grange) 75 74 73, Joe Crangle (Cliftonville Golf Club) 72 70 80

223 Shane O'Connor (Greystones) 71 79 73

225 Gus J. Fitzpatrick (Naas) 74 77 74, Alan Moran (Tuam Golf Club) 74 76 75

226 Peter Meaney (Cahir Park Golf Club) 80 75 71

227 Craig McEvoy (Lucan) 76 76 75, Neville Steedman (Balcarrick) 74 74 79

228 Paul Flynn (Tramore) 76 77 75, Fergal Kennedy (The Island) 76 76 76

230 Trevor Dooley (Forrest Little.) 78 73 79

231 Ciaran Campbell (Carton House) 79 78 74

232 Paul Reilly (Co. Louth) 77 80 75

233 Fergal Harrington (Carton House) 77 77 79, Michael Burke (Galway Golf Club) 76 77 80

237 Damien Coyne (Tuam Golf Club) 79 80 78

239 Dermot McKenna (Blainroe Golf Club) 81 78 80

241 Noel Mannion (Dun Laoghaire) 82 78 81

NR Warren Kelly (Naas) 75 71 NR

WD Rnd 3- Anthony Feicks (Waterford)

No shows Rnd 3 – Shane O’Sullivan (Roganstown); Patrick Bevins (Carlow); Rory Hudson (Druids Heath)