Laytown & Bettystown’s Thomas Mulligan and Newlands’ Cameron Raymond hold the lead at the halfway stage of the Irish Boys Under 15 Amateur Open Championship at Castlewarden, writes the GUI.
Mulligan and Raymond carded opening rounds of 71 at the immaculate Castlewarden course, and lead by two shots from nearest rivals Reece Black (Cairndhu) and Sean Dowling (Beaverstown).
Raymond, starting from the 10th, carded birdies on his first and third holes, but bogeyed the 15th, 16th and 17th before birdies at the first and fourth, and pars on the other seven holes of his front nine, left him with a one-under total.
Also starting at the 10th, Mulligan’s progress was slightly steadier, carding 15 pars, one bogey (at the 13th), and two birdies at the 14th and fourth.
Irish Under 15 Boys Amateur Open Championship, Castlewarden Golf Club (Par 72)
71 Thomas Mulligan (Laytown & Bettystown), Cameron Raymond (Newlands)
73 Sean Dowling (Beaverstown), Reece Black (Cairndhu)
74 Brian Staunton (Mount Juliet), Perre Papunen (Finland)
75 Ross Kelly (Tuam), Sean Kestell (Charlesland), Zach Glynn (Bray), Conor Mcdonald (Lurgan),
Valentin Smits (Germany), Brendan Rossiter (Rosslare), Charlie Denvir (Milltown), Darragh Monaghan (England), Eoin Griffin (Galway), Luke Boore (Lucan)
76 Edward Walsh (Mallow), AJ McCabe (Malahide), Allan Hill (Roscommon), Andrew Hickey (Ballyhaunis), Andrew Mulhall (Waterford Castle), Roy Whelan (Mallow), Robert Abernethy (Dun Laoghaire), Jack McGarry (Rosslare), Eemeli Jarvinen (Finland)
77 David Cunningham (Tandragee), Ward Farrell (Dunmurry), Jack Hearn (Tramore), Richard Duggan (Kilkenny), Jeff Hogan (Castletroy), Rene Schwenk (Germany), Harry Gillivan (Westport), Jonathan Albert (Belgium), Paul Louis Gachet (France), Jake Rowe (Tandragee), Caolan Dunn (Foyle)
78 Ian Halpin (Cahir Park), Cian McCormack (Ashbourne), John Brady (Rosslare), Patrick Somers (Grange), Aaron Marshall (Lisburn), Jack Duffy (Buncrana), Jack Doherty (Westmanstown), Sean Doyle (Black Bush), Thomas Harrison (England), Liam Nolan (Galway), Pierre Pineau (France), Charlie Dawson (Faithlegg), Adam Boland (Mitchelstown)
79 Andrew Gavin (Black Bush), Jack Small (Elm Park), Ronan Mc Cambridge (Cushendall), Seamus Burke (Carrick-on-Suir), Lucas Koehler (Germany), Liam Dowling (Mallow), Harry Kelly (Castle), Brian Houston (Edenmore), Mark Power (Kilkenny), Ryan Thompson (Greenacres), Eoghan O'shea (Mahon)
80 Shane Kearney (Esker Hills), Scott Murray (Wentworth), Christoffer Kuechler-Weiss (Germany), Casper Ahtola (Finland), Ross Murphy (Clandeboye), Niall Grant (The Island), Eoin Murphy (Dundalk), Anton Albers (Germany), Joseph Keyes (Co. Sligo), Eoin Mallon (Killymoon), Sean Carroll (Castle Dargan), Sean Enright (Doneraile)
81 Jordan Logue (Hilton Templepatrick), Shane Cummins (Edenderry), Greg Barrett (Mallow), James Temple (Forrest Little.), Patrick Cunnane (Malone), Liam Dunphy (Woodbrook), Ryan Brady (Newbridge), Connor Mulholland (Mount Juliet), Kyle Patton (Lisburn)
82 Fergal Collery (Castle Dargan), Evan Henry (Ballyhaunis), Conor Meade (East Clare)
83 Niall Hearns (Mountrath), Donal Groome (Edenderry), Darren Quinn (Edenderry), Aaron Donnelly (Forrest Little.), John Murphy (Esker Hills), Paddy Bird (Co. Sligo), Karl Byrne (Grange), David O'reilly (Hollystown), Ciaran Gregan (Forrest Little.), Leopold Benze (Germany), Maximillian Mosch (Germany), George Morgan (Grange), Adrian O'Connor (Milltown)
84 Robert Galligan (Elm Park), Matthew Stainsby (North West), Eamonn McAleer (Omagh), Conor Twomey (Mahon), Brian Mcguinness (Claremorris), Peter Byrne (Grange), Reece McKeown (Rockmount), Aaron Mee (Royal Tara), Oliver Pearson (Cahir Park)
85 David Duggan (Highfield), Daniel Tully (Royal Tara), Joshua Robinson (Lisburn), Aaron Lennie (Clandeboye)
86 Paddy Culhane (Galway), Ross Latimer (Knock), Darren Scott (Clandeboye), Pier Francesco De Col (Italy), Mark Duggan (Highfield), Scott Jones (Belvoir Park), Glenn McCreery (Knock), Evan Hollowed (Newlands)
87 Lorenz Straubinger (Germany), Mark Travers (Carton House), Tom Armstrong (Co. Sligo)
88 Calum Beggs (Royal Portrush), Oisin O'meara (Glasson)
89 Joseph Hanney (The Island), David Kitt (Mountbellew)
90 Conor Ruane (Cregmore Park)
93 Eoin Mccarthy (Faithlegg)
94 Gavin Downey (Ballykisteen), Conor Glennon (Glasson)
95 Michael Bowes (Omagh)
96 Padraig Fallon (Dundalk)
98 Paul Moriarty (Cobh)