Carvill wins Irish Seniors Close
 Winner Jim Carvill (Banbridge) reacts to a lip out from his chip at the 12th green in the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Malone Golf Club. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Winner Jim Carvill (Banbridge) reacts to a lip out from his chip at the 12th green in the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Malone Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

Banbridge’s Jim Carvill clinched his first Irish Seniors Close Championship with three strokes to spare at Malone.

The overnight leader closed with a one-over 72 to finish on level par for the tournament, winning with ease from Castlemartyr’s Hugh O’Leary (74). 

Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow (60-64), Birr’s Billy Donlon (65-69) and Bangor’s Nigel Woods (70+) were the age-category winners.

For Carvill, this success is added to a CV that also includes the East of Ireland and South of Ireland Championships in 2005 and the 2016 Irish Over-30s.

Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championships, Malone GC  (Par 71)

Detailed scores

213 J Carvill (Banbridge) 73 68 72

216 H O'Leary (Castlemartyr) 72 70 74

218 D Shearer (Malone) 75 72 71

219 M McMurray (Royal Portrush) 74 71 74

220 E Haugh (Castletroy) 72 73 75

221 K Bornemann (Douglas) 73 74 74; C Murphy (Clandeboye) 72 81 68; A Morrow (Portmarnock) 72 72 77

222 F Deasy (Cork) 77 75 70; J Mitchell (Tramore) 77 73 72

223 J Hughes (Woodbrook) 70 82 71

224 D O'Neill (Carton House) 78 72 74; B Donlon (Birr) 72 76 76

225 M Kelly (Naas) 77 72 76; G McGimpsey (Royal Portrush) 76 76 73; M Quirke (Doneraile) 76 74 75; B Hobson (Malone) 75 75 75; T Tyrrell (The Heath) 75 7575; J McWilliams (Naas)  737676; N Duke (Killiney)  708174       

226 P Bevins (Carlow) 77 76 73; P Sheehan (Ballybunion) 74 73 79; D Brabazon (Balbriggan) 71 77 78

227 D Hogan (Killeen) 73 76 78

228 T Cleary (Cork) 81 74 73; J Kelly (Lucan) 81 72 75; A Moran (Tuam) 75 80 73; M Scott (Hollystown) 74 75 79

229 H Smyth (Mourne) 81 71 77; P Madigan (Waterford Castle) 79 76 74; T McClements (Clandeboye) 75 76 78

230 C McIlroy (Holywood) 79 71 80; E Heywood (City of Derry) 77 78 75; F Harrold (Castletroy) 76 76 78; A Egan (Royal Curragh) 76 73 81; B McDonnell (K Club) 74 80 76; M Darcy (Tullamore) 73 79 78

231 B O'Leary (Greystones) 73 78 80

232 G O'Sullivan (Tralee) 76 76 80

233 C Walshe (Dundalk) 78 77 78; A Lilley (Ballyclare) 75 75 83

236 D Smith (Millicent) 78 77 81

237 M Eaton (Holywood) 79 75 83; D Weekes (Malone) 76 79 82

245 N Woods (Bangor) 79 85 81

249 H MacKeown (Portmarnock) 82 83 84

Non-Qualifiers

156 L Halpin (Westport) 82 74; J Gilbert (Malone) 79 77; P Reilly (County Loth) 76 80

157 P Higgins (Forrest Little) 82 75; M Gaynor (Co. Meath) 79 78; P Houston (Galgorm Castle) 79 78; R McDowell (Royal Belfast) 79 78; J Coey (Clandeboye) 78 79; P Mitchell (Holywood) 78 79; J Williams (Castle) 77 80; J McVeigh (Carlow) 77 80; R Cross (Enniscrone) 76 81

158 P Lewis (Woodbrook) 81 77; G Maher (Castletroy) 78 80; P Comerford (Corrstown) 78 80; M Coote (Tralee) 78 80; K Lawlor (Beaverstown) 77 81; B Brennan (Malone) 77 81

159 J Dempsey (Royal Curragh) 80 79; K Knightly (The Royal Dublin) 79 80; K Magennis (Banbridge) 78 81; J O'Brien (Castlemartyr) 76 83

160 T Byrne (Greystones) 85 75; R Timlin (Galway) 83 77; S McGarry (Ballymena ) 82 78; K Lapsley (Dunfanaghy) 82 78; J Doran (Letterkenny) 81 79; G Bailie (Lisburn) 80 80; M McCormick (West Middlesex) 79 81; F Flynn (Laytown and Bettystown ) 78 82; D O'Donovan (Bandon) 77 83;

161 N Mannion (Dun Laoghaire) 80 81;

162 J Field (Tulfarris) 83 79; D Wilson (Royal Co. Down) 82 80;

163 R Fitzgerald (Tramore) 82 81; S Bell (Gracehill) 81 82; D Francis (Ashbourne) 80 83;

164 G Alford (Royal Portrush) 83 81; J Morris (Hollywood Lakes) 81 83;

165 W Todd (Blackwood) 84 81; T Griffin (Corballis Links) 84 81; E Murphy (Royal Curragh) 83 82; M Galvin (Limerick) 82 83;

166 P Cox (Balbriggan) 81 85;

167 M Higgins (Claremorris) 83 84; P Hautz (Delgany) 82 85;

168 J Power (Portmarnock) 81 87;

169 D McInerney (Lahinch) 87 82; M D'arcy (Oughterard) 83 86; W Miscampbell (Malone) 82 87; B Whitaker (Elm Park)  80 89;

170 D Boyd (Royal Belfast) 84 86;

171 A Smith (Blainroe) 87 84; E Connolly (Blainroe) 8685; P Fulham (Glenlo Abbey)  8586;

172 G Hutchinson (Royal Belfast) 84 88;

175 P Phelan (Cahir Park) 92 83;

176 T Collier (Co Louth) 86 90;

180 S Hosty (Galway) 90 90;

183 N Gormley (Dungannon) 86 97

WD J Gore (Oughterard) 78 WD; R Joyce (Oughterard) 76 WD

NR I Smyth (Clandeboye); A Bell (Greencastle)

RTD S Penney (Galgorm Castle); C Boyce (Rosapenna); M Ahern (Skerries); G Mellerick (Fota Island); K Sheehy (Athlone)