O'Neill into last 32 at British Boys; Walsh and Clancy exit at Enville

O'Neill into last 32 at British Boys; Walsh and Clancy exit at Enville
 Luke O'Neill (Connacht) competing on the second day of the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship at Tullamore. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Luke O'Neill (Connacht) competing on the second day of the 2016 Boys Interprovincial Championship at Tullamore. Picture by Pat Cashman

Connemara's Luke O'Neill is the lone Irish survivor in the British Boys Amateur Championship at Nairn.

As Carton House's Jack Doherty lost 3 and 1 to George Holland in the preliminary round, O'Neill beat France's Elliot Anger by one hole to clinch his place alongside Athenry's David Kitt and Alan Hill in the last 64.

Only O'Neill survived, however, beating Sweden's Ludvig Aberg 3 and 2 as Kitt lost 2 and 1 to Austria's Claus Jäger and Hill fell by 3 and 2 to Northamptonshire County's Benjamin Jones. 

O'Neill now faces Foxhills' Aadam Syed in the last 32. Draw

 Valerie Clancy (Killarney) pitching to the 18th green during her quarter final match at the 2017 Irish Girls Close Championship at Mallow Golf Club. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Valerie Clancy (Killarney) pitching to the 18th green during her quarter final match at the 2017 Irish Girls Close Championship at Mallow Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

In the British Girls' Amateur Championship at Enville Golf Club in Staffordshire, Castlewarden's Lauren Walsh and Killarney's Valerie Clancy made it to the second round before going out.

Walsh beat Scotland's Hazel MacGarvie at the 19th in round one but lost to Belgium's Clarisse Louis by 3 and 2 in the afternoon.

Clancy beat Denmark's Cecilie Nielsen 3 and 2 but fell to Mayka Hoogeboom of The Netherlands 2 and 1 in the last 32. Draw