Connacht Boys: O'Neill goes wire-to-wire at Carne
 Luke O'Neill. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Luke O'Neill. Picture: Pat Cashman

Connemara’s Luke O’Neill defied wind and icy rain to complete a wire-to-wire win in the Connacht Golf U18 Boys Open at Carne Golf Links.

Four ahead of Mullingar’s Adam Smith overnight, the Galway talent closed with a four-over 76 to win by eight strokes on five-over-par 221 from Odhran Maguire, younger brother of Duke University’s Leona and Lisa, at Belmullet Golf Club.

Maguire shot 76 to finish second on 229 with Dungarvan’s Daniel Raher third on 231 after a best-of-the-day 74.

Holywood's McKibbin, who was six behind overnight, started with a triple bogey and shot 81 finish fourth on 232 with Smith, who carded an 83.

Connacht Golf U18 Boys Open, Carne Golf Links, Belmullet GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

221 L O'Neill (Connemara) 75 70 76

229 O Maguire (Slieve Russell) 78 75 76

231 D Raher (Dungarvan) 81 76 74

232 T McKibbin (Holywood) 76 75 81; A Smith (Mullingar) 75 74 83

234 K Morrison (Greenacres) 77 79 78 (BEST U17); A Maguire (Laytown & Bettystown) 75 78 81

235 S Walker (Roscommon) 81 78 76

237 S Miller (Clandeboye) 79 79 79

239 A Marshall (Lisburn) 86 71 82; T Higgins (Roscommon) 81 80 78; M Kennedy (The Royal Dublin) 77 84 78

241 E Murphy (Dundalk) 83 79 79; A Hill (Athenry) 82 78 81

243 R McNelis (Fintona) 84 80 79; J McCabe (Roganstown) 82 79 82

244 S Doyle (Black Bush) 87 78 79; J Byrne (Baltinglass) 82 81 81; B St.John (Portmarnock) 80 80 84

245 S McDermott (Highfield) 78 81 86

246 P Conroy (Enniscorthy) 86 80 80; G Keogh (Galway) 86 80 80; A Naughton (Grange Castle Golf club) 81 78 87

247 E Sullivan (Carton House) 83 83 81; S Leonard (Mitchelstown) 83 81 83; E McArthur (Massereene) 82 80 85

248 E Rowe (Tandragee) 83 82 83; R Galligan (Elm Park) 83 77 88; K Patton (Lisburn) 80 83 85; J Black (Hilton Templepatrick) 79 82 87

249 K Rafferty (Dundalk) 87 77 85; T Smyth (Castle) 81 78 90

250 E McGrath (Athlone) 82 84 84; D Keating (Seapoint) 82 80 88; E O'Shaughnessy (Muskerry) 79 84 87; R Whitaker (Milltown) 78 83 89

251 D Kitt (Athenry) 82 82 87; K Robinson (Castlewarden) 78 86 87

252 J Keane (Lahinch) 82 78 92; J O'Riordan (Dungarvan) 78 88 86

253 S Whelan (Royal Tara) 87 80 86

256 J Shellard (Lisburn) 83 82 91

257 B Phipps (Ardee) 90 77 90

WD D O'Malley (Black Bush) 80 82

NR D Twomey - Juv Golf (Elm Park ) 81 82

CUT

168 O Twomey (The Island) 91 77; C Dawson (Tramore) 90 78; E Shipp (Headfort) 88 80; J Robinson (Lisburn) 86 82; S Carroll (Castle Dargan) 85 83; J Napier (Scrabo) 81 87; 

169 M Stewart (Lisburn) 88 81; F Hickey (Muskerry) 86 83; S Irwin (Killeen) 86 83; N McDermott (Co. Sligo) 86 83; D Leufer (Athenry) 84 85;

170 C Murtagh (Balcarrick) 89 81; S O’Neill (Malahide) 88 82; D Marshall (Naas) 87 83; 

171 M Troy (Dungarvan) 86 85; D Lynch (Clonmel) 85 86; C Rabbette (Esker Hills) 85 86; 

172 C Hall (Adare Manor) 86 86; R McCrory (Lurgan) 85 87; 

173 P Callaghan (Castle Dargan) 93 80; S Dowling (The Island) 93 80; C Harkin (Letterkenny) 89 84; I Halpin (Cahir Park) 88 85; M Shivnan (Athenry) 88 85; C French (Carton House) 86 87; R Hynes (Oughterard) 83 90;

174 D Cunningham (Tuam) 90 84; 

175 C Byrne (Strabane) 92 83; E Prendergast (Claremorris) 91 84;

176 S Young (Fintona) 94 82; P Byrne (Ballybunion) 92 84; J Brown (The Heath) 89 87; A Doherty (Carton House) 88 88;

177 C O’Connor (Roscommon) 97 80; D Ford (Co Sligo) 90 87;

178 D Rochford (Bray) 91 87; C Cunningham (Galway Bay) 87 91; 

179 D Connolly (Castle Dargan) 92 87;

180 B Reidy Jnr (Mullingar) 88 92; S Spellman (Dunmore Demesne) 86 94;

181 S Jones (Belvoir Park) 94 87; C Connell (Newlands) 88 93; T Flanagan (Co. Sligo) 86 95;

182 R Casey (Holywood) 97 85; S Downes (The Royal Dublin) 90 92;

183 A Flynn (Dun Laoghaire) 96 87; C Glennon (Glasson) 92 91; D Kelly (Cill Dara) 92 91; S Lacey (Newlands) 91 92; C O’Muirithe (Belmullet) 89 94;

184 A Collins (Laytown & Bettystown) 91 93; J Rooney (Co. Armagh) 88 96;

185 G Herlihy (Castle) 99 86; R O’Callaghan (Powerscourt) 93 92;

186 R Duggan (Kilkenny) 101 85; J Hill (Galgorm Castle) 96 90; R Goodall (Hilton Templepatrick) 92 94;

187 S Clince (Craddockstown) 97 90;

188 F Hoare (Roscommon) 101 87; B Crawford (Greenacres) 100 88;

189 D Boden (Belvoir Park) 97 92;

190 L Abom (Edmondstown) 95 95;

192 D Carton (New Forest) 98 94;

193 L Keyes (Dun Laoghaire) 104 89; A Connaughton (Roscommon) 98 95;

194 J Phipps (Ardee) 96 98; 

198 S Geary (Muskerry) 99 99

RTD L Walsh (Killarney); M Duggan (Highfield)

NR E O’Doherty (Loughrea).