Duke pips Kelly for Munster Seniors on countback
 Nigel Duke (Killiney) winner of the Munster Seniors Amateur Open pictured with Maurice Kelly (Naas) who won the Munster Veterans Trophy at Lee Valley. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Nigel Duke (Killiney) winner of the Munster Seniors Amateur Open pictured with Maurice Kelly (Naas) who won the Munster Veterans Trophy at Lee Valley. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Killiney's Nigel Duke edged out Naas' Maurice Kelly on a countback to win the Munster Seniors Amateur Open at Lee Valley.

Both golfers shot a one over par 73 but Duke claimed the title by virtue of his better back nine yesterday — one-under par to Kelly's level par.

Greystones' Barry O'Leary was third on two over with Tramore's John Mitchell fourth on four over.  

Kelly won the Munster Veterans trophy.

 Nigel Duke (Killiney) receiving the Munster Seniors Amateur Open trophy from Pat Power (Captain, Lee Valley) and Jim Long (Chairman, Munster Golf). Picture: Niall O'Shea

Nigel Duke (Killiney) receiving the Munster Seniors Amateur Open trophy from Pat Power (Captain, Lee Valley) and Jim Long (Chairman, Munster Golf). Picture: Niall O'Shea

Munster Seniors Amateur Open, Lee Valley Golf & Country Club (White, Par 72)

CSS Round 1 = 74 CSS Round 2 = 72

  • WINNER Nigel Duke Killiney 145
  • RUNNER UP Maurice Kelly Naas 145
  • THIRD Barry O’Leary Greystones 146
  • FOURTH John Mitchell Tramore 148
  • FIFTH Barry Hobson Malone 150
  • Best Nett Martin D’Arcy Tullamore 143
  • CAT 1 (55-59) Donie O’Donovan Bandon 151
  • CAT 2 (60-64) Michael Aherne Skerries 152
  • CAT 3 (65+) B Donlon Birr 150

Detailed scores

145 N Duke (Killiney) 72 73; M Kelly (Naas) 72 73

146 B O'Leary (Greystones) 72 74

148 J Mitchell (Tramore) 73 75

150 B Hobson (Malone) 78 72; B Donlon (Birr) 72 78

151 M Darcy (Tullamore) 76 75; D O'Donovan (Bandon) 75 76; L Halpin (Westport) 73 78

152 M Ahern (Skerries) 78 74; F Flynn (Laytown and Bettystown ) 77 75

153 P Rogers (Dundalk) 78 75; A Lilley (Ballyclare) 77 76; D Brabazon (Balbriggan) 75 78

155 P Morris (Douglas) 80 75

156 J Carroll (Bandon) 80 76; P Lyons (Cork) 77 79; J Crean (Kinsale) 77 79

157 B Whitaker (Elm Park) 84 73; M O'Neill (Clonmel) 81 76; H Smyth (Mourne) 7681 

158 T Tyrrell (The Heath) 79 79; J Coey (Clandeboye) 79 79; C Walshe (Dundalk) 78 80

159 R Smyth (Laytown & Bettystown) 81 78; S McCarthy (Milltown) 80 79

160 J Noonan (Grange) 88 72; D Roberts (Rathcore) 84 76; K Knightly (The Royal Dublin) 83 77; D Timbs (Strandhill) 83 77

161 J Houlihan (Dooks) 86 75

162 G O'Sullivan (Tralee) 84 78; K Lapsley (Dunfanaghy) 82 80; I Smyth (Clandeboye) 81 81; R Joyce (Oughterard) 78 84

163 J Hutchinson (The Royal Dublin) 83 80; P Donnachie (Cobh) 83 80; R Timlin (Galway) 80 83

164 T Heenan (Doneraile) 85 79; J Dempsey (Royal Curragh) 80 84

165 P Higgins (Forrest Little) 84 81; D Murphy (Youghal) 83 82

166 M Eager (Lucan) 83 83; M D'arcy (Oughterard) 83 83; P Dykes (Dunmore) 8185; J Dowey (Lurgan )  8086   

167 S Ward (Laytown & Bettystown) 85 82; B O Gorman (Rossmore) 84 83; J Hutton (Corrstown) 83 84; T Byrne (Greystones) 83 84; A Smith (Blainroe) 83 84; M Gaynor (Co. Meath)  7988  

168 P Phelan (Cahir Park) 85 83; K Ryan (Bandon) 82 86; J Gore (Oughterard) 8088 

169 D Hutton (Carlow) 86 83; N Atkinson (Woodbrook) 84 85

170 G Maher (Castletroy) 88 82; P Harrington (Muskerry) 86 84; T Goode (Lucan) 85 85; A Sheedy (Cork) 84 86

171 J Crowley (Athy) 88 83; S Lynch (Minchinhampton ) 88 83; D Sheedy (Lahinch) 86 85

172 D Egan (Moyvalley) 85 87

173 T Keegan (Douglas) 94 79

174  Finn (Cork) 93 81; T Griffin (Corballis Links) 87 87; P O'Brien (Forrest Little) 82 92

175 C Muldowney (Grange) 88 87; T Campion (Athlone) 87 88

177 B Campbell (Broadway) 91 86; B O'Neill (Kanturk) 89 88

178 J McGrath (Newcastle West) 91 87; S Duffy (Westmanstown) 89 89

180 D O'Regan (Kanturk) 88 92

182 S Murphy (Kanturk) 91 91; M O'Shea (Co. Louth) 88 94

183 D Lindsay (Strandhill) 99 84

185 T Ryan (Malahide) 89 96

190 N McGuckin (Mallow) 92 98

206 M Burke (F) (Cahir Park) 102 104

NR F Cronin (Muskerry); M Quirke (Donraile)

RTD K Sheehy (Athlone); D Morris (Limerick)

NR B Mernagh (Kanturk)

RTD J Young (Lahinch)

NR A Bell (Greencastle)

RTD S Cuffe (Monkstown); D Corcoran (Thurles); G Young (Lahinch)