Keane leads Connacht Strokeplay by two
 Kevin Murray (Team Captain) and John Fennessy (Team Manager) with the victorious Munster Under16 boys team (from left) Ian Halpin, Fred Twomey (Provincial Coach), Jack Egan, Charlie Dawson, Jonathan Keane, Sean Enright and Edward Walsh at the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship matches at Tullamore Golf Club today (22/07/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman

Kevin Murray (Team Captain) and John Fennessy (Team Manager) with the victorious Munster Under16 boys team (from left) Ian Halpin, Fred Twomey (Provincial Coach), Jack Egan, Charlie Dawson, Jonathan Keane, Sean Enright and Edward Walsh at the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship matches at Tullamore Golf Club today (22/07/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman

Lahinch's Jonathan Keane shot a pair of level par 72 to take a two-stroke lead into the final two rounds of the Connacht Amateur Open Strokeplay Championship at Athlone.

Scores

The teenager leads on 144 from Royal Dublin's Stephen Healy (72 - 74) with Waterford's Eanna Griffin a shot further back after rounds of 75 and 72. 

Co Sligo's Ruairi O'Connor and Galway's Stephen Brady are just four behind on four over but Grange's Robbie Pierse, who was runner-up to Reece Black in the "East" slipped 13 behind after rounds of 78 and 79 and needs something special to get back into the mix.