Vaughan leads Connacht Boys into final round
 Darren Clarke with his son Tyrone on the eve of the Connacht Boys Championship at Galway Golf Club earlier this week. 

Darren Clarke with his son Tyrone on the eve of the Connacht Boys Championship at Galway Golf Club earlier this week. 

Limerick's Ciaran Vaughan carded rounds of 70 and 71 to lead the qualifiers in the Connacht Under 18 Boys Championship at Galway

He leads by one stroke from overnight leader, Darragh Smith from Castle (69 73)

Forty-four players made the cut on 14 over 154 for Thursday's final round.

Connacht U18 Boys Championship, Galway

141 Ciaran Vaughan (Limerick) 70 71

142 Darragh Smith (Castle) 69 73

143 Hugh O’Hare (Fortwilliam) 73 70

144 Allan Hill (Athenry) 73 71

146 Aaron Ryan (Thurles) 76 70 , Jack Hearn (Tramore) 73 73

147 Mark Power (Kilkenny) 77 70 , David Kitt (Athenry) 77 70 , Cameron Raymond (Newlands) 74 73 , Liam Power (Galway) 74 73 , Mark Healy (Kinsale) 73 74

148 Andrew Mulhall (Waterford Castle) 76 72 , Paul Kelly (Glasson) 74 74 , Andrew Hickey (Ballyhaunis) 72 76

149 Michael Shiel (Athenry) 75 74 , Jack Doherty (Carton House) 74 75 , Matthew Fitzsimons (Ardglass) 74 75

150 Peter Cummins (Lurgan) 77 73 , Luke O’Neill (Connemara) 77 73 , Patrick Brennan (Belvoir Park) 77 73 , Ross Kelly (Tuam) 76 74 , Charlie McDonnell (Castleblayney) 75 75 , Sean Doyle (Athlone) 74 76

151 Sean Burke (Galway) 79 72 , John Murphy (Kinsale) 78 73 , Oisin Fleming (Dun Laoghaire) 76 75 , Jason Murphy (Greenore) 75 76 , Conor Meade (East Clare) 72 79

152 A.j. McCabe (Malahide) 79 73 , Shane Kearney (Esker Hills) 78 74 , James Cronin (Woodbrook) 78 74 , Joseph O’Neill (Tralee) 78 74 , Jordan Logue (Hilton Templepatrick) 78 74 

153 Kevin Power (Kilkenny) 78 75 , Brian Houston (Lisburn) 75 78 , Patrick Somers (Grange) 74 79

154 Charlie Denvir (Powerscourt) 78 76 , Aaron Bagnall (Millicent) 77 77 , Matthew Grehan (Tullamore) 77 77 , James Temple (Portmarnock) 77 77 , Ross McCabe (Roganstown G & CC) 76 78 , Ryan Corry (Clandeboye) 75 79 , Jack McGarry (Rosslare) 75 79 , Jack Tuohy (Galway Bay) 74 80

Non qualifiers

155 Michael Kennelly (Athenry) 80 75 , Jake Rowe (Tandragee) 78 77 , Lucas Mota-Pascual 76 79 , Marc McKinstry (Cairndhu) 75 80

156 Brendan Rossiter (Rosslare) 81 75 , David Cunningham (Tandragee) 79 77 , Niall Hearns (Mountrath) 79 77 , Jack Madden (Dungannon) 79 77 , Luke O’Brien Jnr (Limerick Golf Club) 77 79 , Darren Hourihan (Douglas) 77 79 , Paddy Culhane (Galway Golf Club) 76 80 , Michael McGurk (Warrenpoint))) 75 81 , Liam Nolan (Galway Golf Club) 72 84) 

157 Aodan Comerford (Galway) 84 73 , Mikey Burke (Galway) 83 74 , Aaron Lennie (Clandeboye) 81 76 , Conor McDonald (Lurgan) 80 77 , Andrew Benson (Sco) 80 77 , Jonathan Hayden (The Royal Dublin) 79 78 , Brian Jnr Fehily (Newlands) 78 79 , Brian O’Connell (Bandon) 78 79 , Tom Dowdall (Woodbrook) 76 81 , Eamonn O'Driscoll (France) 75 82 , Seán Carroll (Castle Dargan) 72 85

158 Zachariah Glynn (Bray) 83 75 , Michael O’Farrell (Galway) 82 76 , Lorcan O'Sullivan (The Heritage) 81 77 , Harry Duggan (Kilkenny) 79 79 , Gareth Carr (Mullingar) 79 79 , Tyrone Clarke (Royal Portrush) 79 79 , Sean Enright (Limerick) 79 79 , Jeff Kealy (Kilkenny) 78 80 , Conor Byrne (Bishops Gate USA) 78 80 , Ian Halpin (Cahir Park) 78 80

159 Cillian Lawless (Athenry) 82 77 , Niall Grant (Island) 79 80 , Barry Howlin (The Heritage) 79 80 , Shane Hogan (The Heritage) 76 83

160 Sean Kestell (Woodbrook) 80 80 , Jake Vickers (Balbriggan) 79 81 , Morgan Hanley (Limerick) 76 84 , Seamus Burke (Mount Juliet) 72 88

161 Cillian Moloney (Fota Island) 83 78 , Darren Leufer (Athenry) 82 79 , Tommy Smyth (Castle) 80 81 , Robert Moran (Castle) 79 82 , Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick) 79 82 , Conor Ruane (Galway Bay) 79 82 , Ashley Emerson (Ardglass) 78 83 , Patrick Cunnane (Malone) 77 84 , Dara Phelan (Faithlegg) 76 85

162 Conor McGuinness (Claremorris) 87 75 , Harry Gillivan (Westport) 85 77 , Jason Davis (Carton House) 83 79 , Daniel McNally (Carton House) 81 81 , Liam Dowling (Mallow) 76 86 

163 Paddy Bird (Co. Sligo) 85 78 , Tommy Doran (Balbriggan) 85 78 , Ronan Cahill (Castlerea) 83 80 , Quim Vidal 82 81 , Calum Spicer (Dromoland) 80 83 , Brian McGuinness (Claremorris Golf Club) 80 83) 

164 Eric Rumley (Kinsale) 85 79 , David Burns (Cushendall) 82 82 , Jeff Hogan (Castletroy) 81 83 , Mark Burke (Tuam) 77 87

165 Max Kennedy (The Royal Dublin) 84 81 , Ryan Sheerin (Tullamore) 84 81 , Ross Nelson (Belvoir Park) 83 82 , Oriol Martinez Lozano (Esp) 83 82 , Ronan Hynes (Oughterard) 82 83 , Seán Dodd (St. Anne's) 82 83 , Tom Armstrong (Co. Sligo) 81 84 , Ben Hynes (Greystones) 80 85 , Oisin O’Driscoll (France) 79 86

166 Richard Duggan (Kilkenny) 88 78 , Jack Small (Elm Park) 87 79 , Eric Doran (Baltinglass) 76 90

167 Connor Mulholland (Mount Juliet) 84 83 , Ciaran Henry (Strandhill) 83 84 , Ciaran Gregan (Forrest Little.) 82 85 , Joe O’Farrell (Galway) 82 85 , Louis O'Hara (Athenry) 82 85 , Evan Henry (Ballyhaunis) 81 86

168 Conor Rice (Athlone) 83 85

169 Gavin Flanagan (Mullingar) 83 86 , Cian Mooney (Faithlegg) 83 86 , Manel Beltan Pomedio (Esp) 82 87 , Cathal Hastings (Castlebar) 81 88 , Michael Wylde (Killiney) 77 92

170 Thomas Plunkett (Crover House) 90 80

171 Peter Clark (Royal Portrush) 89 82

173 Craig Blakeney (Royal Tara) 83 90

174 Conor Glennon (Glasson) 82 92 

175 Eoin Griffin (Galway) 86 89

178 Ryan Gibbons (Castlebar) 92 86

180 Marcus Brennan (Galway Bay) 92 88

182 Graham Curry (Faughan Valley) 93 89

189 Peter O'Hara (Co. Sligo) 94 95

DQ/WD Stephen Fitzgerald (Tullamore) 89 DQ , John Oster (Laytown & Bettystown) DQ , Harry McGeary (Dungannon) 84 WD , Robert Downes (Galway Bay) 85 WD , Ross Murphy Sweeney (Glasson Golf Club) 85 WD , Alex Masede (Esp) WD )