Joseph Byrne best again; Alvarez takes nett
 Joseph Byrne (Leinster) driving at the 1st tee during the final day of the Boys (Under 14) Interprovincial Matches at Blarney Golf Resort (26/07/2017). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Joseph Byrne (Leinster) driving at the 1st tee during the final day of the Boys (Under 14) Interprovincial Matches at Blarney Golf Resort (26/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Baltinglass' Joseph Byrne made it a hat-trick of successes in the TaylorMade Winter Series when he shot a four-over 75 to take the top gross prize at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.

Just three weeks after following a win on his 15th birthday with a runner-up finish in the nett to his brother William, the reigning Leinster Under 14 champion picked up yet another prize.

Playing off plus three, he had two birdies and six bogeys on his card, going out in an impressive one-under-par as he topped the 68-strong field.

He edged out two professionals for the top gross prize too as Carr Golf Spawell's Ross Young shot 76 and Naas' Conor O'Rourke a 77 with Kevin Le Blanc losing out on a prize on countback.

Malahide's Manuel Alvarez shot 74 nett to win the nett by two shots from fellow three-handicapper Ryan Hannon from The Links and Castle's Eoghan McKeever.

TaylorMade Winter Series, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links (Par 71,  SSS 75, CSS 78)

Nett

  1. Manuel Alvarez (4) Malahide 74
  2. Ryan Hannon (3) The Links Portmarnock 76
  3. Eoghan McKeever (1) Castle 76

Gross

  1. Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass) 75
  2. Ross Young (Carr Golf Spawell) 76
  3. Conor O'Rourke (Naas) 77