Carvill wins in Carlow; claims Leinster Over 30 title
Winner Jim Carvill (Banbridge) with the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Carlow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Winner Jim Carvill (Banbridge) with the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Carlow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Banbridge's Jim Carvill came from five shots off the lead, finishing with a birdie to win the Leinster Over 30’s Amateur Open by a shot at Carlow.

Overnight leaders Pat Murray (79) and Alan Dowling (75) struggled in the final round and Carvill's one under 69 was enough for the tightest of wins over Dowling and Eoin Arthurs, who signed off with a 66.

Portmarnock and Carlow's John Greene, who was just two shots off the lead starting the day, had to withdraw with a painful recurrence of a back injury on the sixth tee.

Winner Jim Carvill (Banbridge) holes his fifteen foot birdie putt on the 18th green to win the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship at Carlow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Winner Jim Carvill (Banbridge) holes his fifteen foot birdie putt on the 18th green to win the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship at Carlow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Seamus Cullen (Slieve Russell) watching his second shot to the 18th green during the final day of the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship at Carlow Golf Clu. Picture by Pat Cashman

Seamus Cullen (Slieve Russell) watching his second shot to the 18th green during the final day of the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship at Carlow Golf Clu. Picture by Pat Cashman

Alan Dowling (Hermitage) driving at the 13th tee during the final round of the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship at Carlow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Alan Dowling (Hermitage) driving at the 13th tee during the final round of the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship at Carlow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Eoin Arthurs (Forrest Little) driving at the 13th tee during the final round of the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship. Picture by Pat Cashman

Eoin Arthurs (Forrest Little) driving at the 13th tee during the final round of the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship. Picture by Pat Cashman

ohn Ferriter (Chairman, Leinster Golf, GUI) presenting Jim Carvill (Banbridge) with the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Carlow Golf Club today (06/08/2016). Also in the picture is Willie O'Rourke (Captain, Carlow Golf Club). Picture by Pat Cashman

ohn Ferriter (Chairman, Leinster Golf, GUI) presenting Jim Carvill (Banbridge) with the 2016 Leinster Over-30s Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Carlow Golf Club today (06/08/2016). Also in the picture is Willie O'Rourke (Captain, Carlow Golf Club). Picture by Pat Cashman

Leinster Over 30’s Amateur Open Championship, Carlow Golf Club (Par 70)

Detailed scores

213 Jim Carvill (Banbridge) 72 72 69

214 Eoin Arthurs (Forrest Little.) 77 71 66, Alan Dowling (Hermitage) 68 71 75

217 Joe Crangle (Fortwilliam) 73 71 73

218 Pat Murray (Limerick Golf Club) 73 66 79

219 Rory Leonard (Banbridge) 73 73 73, Patrick Bevins (Carlow Golf Club) 72 72 75

220 Mark Shanahan (Castlemartyr) 72 70 78, Brian O'Connor Jnr (Hermitage) 66 75 79

224 Donal Hogan (Killeen Golf Club) 78 71 75, Paul O'Hara (Kilkenny Golf Club) 75 73 76, Derek Downie (Sutton) 72 73 79

225 Paul Flynn (Tramore) 76 73 76, Peter Kirby (Dun Laoghaire) 76 72 77, Gary Flynn (Delgany) 75 76 74

226 Mark Mullen (Rosslare) 75 73 78, Paul Byrne (Hermitage) 74 78 74, Seamus Cullen (Slieve Russell) 73 72 81

229 Colm Murphy (Clandeboye) 77 74 78

230 Aidan Claffey (Elm Park) 78 75 77, Rob Fitzpatrick (Naas) 77 74 79, Alan Condren (Greystones) 77 73 80, Peter Sheehan (Ballybunion Golf Club) 76 75 79, Alan Moran (Tuam Golf Club) 75 75 80, Mark Duffy (Naas) 75 72 83, Dave Lowry (Corballis Links) 73 73 84

231 Warren Kelly (Naas) 78 73 80, Gus J. Fitzpatrick (Naas) 77 75 79, Declan O'Neill (Carton House) 75 80 76, Anthony Feicks (Waterford) 75 78 78, Karl Murray (Charlesland) 75 78 78

232 Paul O'Sullivan (Bray) 77 79 76, Neville Steedman (European Golf Club) 73 76 83

233 Christopher O'Connor (Corrstown) 77 78 78

234 Trevor Dooley (Forrest Little.) 78 78 78

235 David Mc Carthy (Bandon Golf Club) 80 73 82

236 Evan Thomas (Arklow Golf Club) 77 77 82, Colin Brennan (Killeen Golf Club) 76 80 80

WD Tony McClements (Holywood Golf Club) 76 74 WD, John Greene (Portmarnock) 70 71 WD