Eight-shot win for Charlie Denvir at Galway Bay

Eight-shot win for Charlie Denvir at Galway Bay
 Charlie Denvir. Picture: Pat Cashman

Charlie Denvir. Picture: Pat Cashman

Elm Park’s Charlie Denvir cruised to a wire-to-wire, eight-stroke win in the Connacht U18 Boys Open at Galway Bay Golf Resort.

The Dubliner closed with a best of the day, four-under-par 68 to win on 11-under par 205 from Lisburn’s Aaron Marshall (69) and The Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy (72).

A member of the Irish Under 18 panel, Denvir opened with a five-under-par 67 to lead by three strokes, then added a two-under-par 70 to extend his lead to four strokes over Kennedy, Lisburn’s Kyle Patton and Connemara’s Luke O’Neill.

He needed just nine holes to build up an unassailable lead on the final day, making four birdies and a bogey in an outward 33 before following a pair of bogeys at the 11th and 14th with three birdies in the last five holes.

2017 Connacht U18 Boys Open, Galway Bay Golf Resort


Top 11

205 Charlie Denvir (Elm Park) 67 70 68

213 Aaron Marshall (Lisburn) 73 71 69; Max Kennedy (The Royal Dublin) 70 71 72; 

214 Allan Hill (Athenry) 70 73 71

215 Robert Moran (Castle) 75 69 71; Luke O’Neil (Connemara) 71 70 74

216 Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick) 74 72 70

217 Harry Gillivan (Westport) 74 73 70; Kyle Patton (Lisburn) 74 67 76; Sean Doyle (The Island) 71 73 73; David Kitt (Athenry) 71 71 75