McArthur leads Leinster U16 Boys
 Ewan McArthur (Massereene) during the final day of the 2017 Irish Boys Under 14 Amateur Open. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Ewan McArthur (Massereene) during the final day of the 2017 Irish Boys Under 14 Amateur Open. Picture by Pat Cashman

Massereene's Ewan McArthur shot a one-under 71 to lead the qualifiers in the Multi Cargo sponsored Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open Championship at Beaverstown.

He's one ahead of Strabane's Conor Byrne, Portmarnock's Michael Fitzgibbon and Cregmore Park's Paraic McGrath with the cut for the top 45 and ties for Friday's final round falling at eight-over 80.

Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open Championship, Beaverstown GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

Round 1

71 E McArthur (Massereene)

72 C Byrne (Strabane), M Fitzgibbon (Portmarnock), P McGrath (Cregmore Park)

73 J Butler (Naas), R Galligan (Elm Park)

75 M Duignan (Howth), K Morrison (Greenacres), E McGrath (Athlone), L Abom (Edmondstown), N O’Callaghan (Greenore)

76 F Hickey (Muskerry), P Naughton (Limerick), J Black (Hilton Templepatrick), C McCracken (Castlerock), B St.John (Portmarnock), R Feerick (Mallow), M Deasy (Bantry Bay), P Costello (Cregmore Park)

77 J Hill (Galgorm Castle), E Shipp (Headfort), S Murphy (Portumna), C O’Connor (Roscommon), R Walsh Jnr (Kinsale)

78 T Higgins (Roscommon), D Ford (County Sligo), L Kelly (Belvoir Park), R Gibson (Malahide), C McFadden (Headfort), A Dineen (Cork Golf Club), C Feeney (Enniscrone), G Keogh (Galway)

79 C Gleeson (Limerick), J Brown (The Heath), M Robinson (Castlerock), D Muldowney (Carton House), S McDermott (Highfield), C O’Sullivan (Killiney), R Milne (Faithlegg), L Fox (Tandragee), G O’Neill (Malahide)

80 R Reid (Greystones), B McCarthy (Kinsale), J O'Callaghan (Ballybunion), M Whelan (Ennis), L Flaherty (Roganstown), J Ryan (Blainroe), R Davidson (Knock)

Non-Qualifiers

81 M Giles (Greenore), S Calvert (Ballykisteen), A Bolger (Foxrock), R Whitaker (Milltown), T Harte (Castle), D McNicholl (westmanstown), J McCabe (Roganstown), J Nolan (Birr), M Corcoran (Roscommon), D Marshall (Naas), D Harbourne (Newlands), M O’Brien (Elm Park), M Dodd (St. Anne’s), 

82 L Cunningham (Mountbellew), D Keating (Seapoint), L Kane (Mullingar), G Herlihy (Castle), J Davin (Tuam), P Elwood (Douglas), D Behan (Naas), J Fleming (Elm Park), M Duggan (Highfield), F Hoare (Roscommon), N McDermott (Co. Sligo), J Surgeoner (Galgorm Castle),

83 L Curran (Westmanstown), K Honer (Roganstown), F Sullivan (Forrest Little), C Connell (Newlands), E Prendergast (Claremorris), R Campbell (Greenacres), L McKeen (Co. Louth), K Connaughton (Roscommon), O Reilly (Newlands), S Windsor (Hermitage), R Fives (Faithlegg), 

84 Z Alderdice (Dundalk), T Flanagan (Co. Sligo), G Rochford (Bray),

85 O Cloonan (Enniscrone), C Kelly (Athlone ), 

86 E Rowe (Tandragee), S Murphy (Grange), M Pippet (Blainroe), C Clarke (Balmoral), T Abom (Edmondstown), A Murray (Roganstown), S Casey (Hermitage), S Lacey (Newlands), H Masterson (Killeen),

87 B Bracken (Portmarnock), R Barry (Delgany), C Cleere (Gowran Park), M Cully (Royal Tara),

88 S Williams (Douglas), E McGinnity (Rossmore), M Cain (Fota Island), L Walsh (Highfield), 

89 E Freeman (Naas), J Devlin (Bangor), A McGettrick (Balbriggan), J McNulty (Headfort), C Quinn (Castle),

91 E Fitzpatrick (Co. Sligo),

93 S Mulryan (Royal Tara), A Raymond (Newlands),  L Gallagher (Royal Dublin),

94 A Tyrrell (Clontarf), J Hales (Co. Tipperary),

95 S Tailly (Co. Sligo)

NR B Hanratty (Donabate)