Elm Park's Charlie Denvir made six birdies in a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Connacht U18 Boys Open at Galway Bay.
Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy, Athenry's Alan HIll and Laytown and Bettystown's Alex Maguire share second place after 68s on a packed leaderboard.
Connemara's Luke O'Neill. Tramore’s Charlie Dawson, Hilton Templepatrick’s Jordan Logue, Cill Dara’s David Kelly, The Island’s Sean Doyle, Mitchelstown’s Sean Leonard and Irish Close runner-up David Kitt from Athenry share fifth place after one-under 71s.
The top 45 and ties after today's second round will make the cut and contest Friday's final round.