In form Murphy wins Leinster Students title
 John Murphy (Kinsale) with the 2017 Leinster Students Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Newlands Golf Club today (14/06/2017). Picture by  Pat Cashman

John Murphy (Kinsale) with the 2017 Leinster Students Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Newlands Golf Club today (14/06/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Kinsale's John Murphy captured the inaugural Leinster Students Amateur Open Championship at Newlands

The 18-year old Maynooth Univesity talent has been playing well for three months, following his Munster Students Championship win at Cork Golf Club in March with impressive performances in the Irish Amateur Open, the French Strokeplay, an Alps Tour event and the East of Ireland Championship, where he was the leading Under 21 player.

On Wednesday, he added a 70 to his previous rounds of 67 and 72 to win by a shot from UCC and Waterford Castle's Ben Murray.

Recently crowned Connacht Stroke Play champion, Eanna Griffin from Waterford and Maynooth was third, two off the pace after a closing 70.

Cathal Butler, who grabbed a share of the lead overnight thanks to a course record 64 on Tuesday, slipped back with a closing 78.

Maynooth's Shannon Burke won the Women's title by a shot on 230 from teammate Meadbh Doyle with Clodagh Walsh third.

The Maynooth Scholars (a) team of Butler (Kinsale), Kyle McCarron (North West) and Eugene Smith (Laytown & Bettystown) took the team title from Gareth Carr (Mullingar), Gerard Dunne (Seapoint) and TJ Ford (Co Sligo) from Maynooth University Club (b).

Leinster Students Amateur Open Championship, Newlands (Par 71)

Final

209 J Murphy (Kinsale), 72, 67, 70

210 B Murray (University College Cork), 71, 68, 71

212 E Griffin (Maynooth Scholars (B) , 71, 71, 70

214 P Cummins (Lurgan), 74, 70, 70

215 R Dutton (Ulster University (A) , 70, 73, 72

216 G Dunne (Maynooth University Club (B) , 75, 67, 74; J Sugrue (Mallow), 72, 69, 75

217 D Smith (Castle), 76, 70, 71; C Butler (Maynooth Scholars (A) , 75, 64, 78; C Woodroofe (Maynooth University Club (A) , 73, 72, 72

218 M Ryan (New Ross), 74, 72, 72; Z Glynn (Bray), 72, 74, 72

219 G Carr (Maynooth University Club (B) , 78, 68, 73; S Desmond (Monkstown), 75, 69, 75

220 G Ward (Kinsale), 80, 68, 72; P Brennan (Belvoir Park), 76, 70, 74

221 S Greenberg (Ulster University (A) , 74, 73, 74; E O'brien (Maynooth University Club (A) , 74, 70, 77

222 S McDermott (Nui Galway (A) , 78, 71, 73; P Murphy (Rosslare), 76, 73, 73

223 R Steedman (Maynooth University Club (C)), 78, 69, 76; M Norton (Belvoir Park), 77, 72, 74; C Hughes (Nui Galway (A) , 75, 74, 74

224 K McCarron (Maynooth Scholars (A) , 79, 70, 75; E Smith (Maynooth Scholars (A) , 77, 76, 71; J McVicker (Ulster University (A) , 77, 72, 75; T Ford (Maynooth University Club (B) , 76, 74, 74; W Small (Tandragee), 75, 72, 77

225 J McDonnell (Maynooth University Club (A) , 79, 68, 78; N McCann (Lurgan), 75, 74, 76

226 M Kennelly (Nui Galway (B) , 76, 73, 77

227 J Quinn (Dcu), 72, 71, 84

228 J Bolger (Jnr) (Courtown), 76, 73, 79

CUT

O Crooks (Bushfoot), 78, 72; C Melvin (Maynooth University Club (C) ), 77, 73; G Fitzmaurice (University College Dublin (A) , 77, 73; B Doran (It Carlow), 77, 73; M McKenna (Dun Laoghaire), 75, 75; M Mckinstry (Cairndhu), 75, 75; M Boucher (Carton House), 75, 75; D McAleenon (Lisburn), 74, 76; C Raymond (Newlands), 74, 76; L Donnelly (Kilkenny), 76, 75; P Jordan (Lurgan), 75, 76; P Kerr (Royal Portrush), 80, 72; L Grehan (Maynooth Scholars (B) , 79, 73; R Abernethy (Dun Laoghaire), 79, 73; T Collins (University College Dublin (A) , 78, 74; K Murphy (University Of South Carolina), 78, 74; R Williamson (Holywood), 76, 76; M Shiel (Nui Galway (B) , 74, 78; R Brazill (Naas), 73, 79; A Fahy (Dun Laoghaire), 78, 75; R Browne (University College Dublin (B) , 81, 73; C Harte  (University College Dublin (B) , 80, 74; J Boyd (Cork It (A) , 79, 75; D Pollock (Garden City Community College), 79, 75; J Blake (Dcu), 78, 76; A McDaid (Dublin Business School), 75, 79; M McCormack (Ashbourne), 74, 80; A Riordan (Cork It (A) , 81, 74; D Hourihan (University College Cork), 79, 76; D Coghlan (University Limerick), 79, 76; S Sweeney (Usa), 77, 78; C Moloney (Fota Island), 79, 77; E Collins (Dcu), 79, 77; D Brady (Maynooth Scholars (B) , 78, 78; T Coakley (Cork It (C) ), 78, 78; J Murphy (Greenore), 77, 79; C Feeney (Co. Sligo), 79, 78; J Dunne (Borris), 78, 79; B Smyth (Howth), 78, 79; R Dineen (Cork It (B) , 78, 80; L Cummins (Cork It (C) ), 81, 78; A Crowley (Dublin Institute Of Technology), 80, 79; A McSweeney (Cork It (A) , 80, 79; L Branagan (Dublin Institute Of Technology), 78, 81; C Bolger (It Carlow), 82, 78; D O' Brien (It Carlow), 79, 81; B Murray (University College Cork), 82, 79; S Campbell (Ballyclare), 78, 83; J Murphy (Cork It (B) , 79, 83; D O'sullivan  (Cork It (B) , 87, 76; J Cleary (University College Dublin (B) , 89, 76; A Comerford (Nui Galway (B) ), 78, 87; L Flynn (Dun Laoghaire), 87, 79

NR J McCarthy (University College Dublin (A) 

NS B Fehily (Newlands); C Nolan (Nui Galway (A) 

Final Results Ladies

230 S Burke (Maynooth Scholars (W)), 77, 76, 77

231 M Doyle (Maynooth Scholars (W)), 79, 75, 77

233 C Walsh (Maynooth University Club (C)), 77, 78, 78

257 M Doyle (Maynooth Scholars (W)), 91, 79, 87

RTD R McDonnell (Elm Park), 84, 81; J Allen (Ulster University (B) 

Final Results Teams:

432 Butler/McCarron/Smith, 152, 134, 146

433 Carr/Dunne/Ford, 151, 135, 147

434 Woodroofe/O'brien/McDonnell, 147, 138, 149

435 McVicker/Dutton/Greenberg, 144, 145, 146

302 Collins/McCarthy/Fitzmaurice, 155, 147

445 McDermott/Nolan/Hughes, 153, 145, 147

450 Steedman/Walsh/Melvin, 154, 142, 154

461 Burke/Doyle/Doyle, 156, 151, 154

307 Bolger/Doran/O'Brien, 156, 151

308 Boyd/Riordan/McSweeney, 159, 149; Harte /Browne/Cleary, 161, 147

313 Murphy/O'Sullivan/Dineen, 157, 156

315 Coakley/Cummins, 159, 156

318 Branagan/Crowley, 158, 160

Rtd Griffin/Brady/Grehan, 149, 144; Murray/Hourihan/Murray, 150, 144; Blake/Quinn/Collins, 150, 147; Comerford/Shiel/Kennelly, 150, 151.