Conroy two clear in Munster Boys
 Enniscorthy's Paul Conroy following his win in the  British Schools and Colleges final in May

Enniscorthy's Paul Conroy following his win in the  British Schools and Colleges final in May

Enniscorthy's Paul Conroy added a one-under 71 to his opening 67 to take a two-stroke lead over Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy into the final round of the Munster Boys Amateur Open Championship at Waterford Castle.

He leads on six-under par from Kennedy, who shot a 69 in round two, with Sean Downes from Royal Dublin carding a 72 and Belvoir Park's Scott Jones a 74 to lie four off the pace in joint third on two-under.

Lahinch duo Jack Connolly and Jonathan Keane are hust six behind on level par.

The cut for the top 45 and ties fell at nine over 153 with 46 players qualifying for Friday's final round.

Munster Boys Amateur Open Championship, Waterford Castle (Par 72) 

Detailed scores

Final round draw

Qualifiers

138 P Conroy (Enniscorthy) 67 71;

140 M Kennedy (Royal Dublin) 71 69;

142 S Downes (Royal Dublin) 70 72, S Jones (Belvoir Park) 68 74;

144 J Connolly (Lahinch) 71 73, J Keane (Lahinch) 70 74;

145 P Naughton (Limerick) 75 70, R Cowhey (Elm Park) 71 74;

146 R Fitzgerald (Limerick) 75 71, K Patton (Lisburn) 73 73, D Kelly (Cill Dara) 73 73, L Keyes (Dun Laoghaire) 71 75, I Halpin (Cahir Park ) 71 75;

147 E Sullivan (Carton House) 74 73, K McCarthy (Lee Valley) 74 73, T Plunkett (Crover House) 74 73, S Doyle (Black Bush) 73 74, S Irwin (Killeen) 72 75;

148 A Smith (Mullingar) 75 73, M Troy (Dungarvan) 75 73, J Boles (Charleville) 73 75, S O'Brien (Nenagh) 72 76;

149 P Byrne (Ballybunion) 77 72, D Raher (Dungarvan ) 76 73, A Cashin (Tramore Golf club ) 75 74;

150 D O Sullivan (Mallow) 74 76, S Miller (Clandeboye) 73 77, D Rochford (Bray) 73 77, S Murtagh (Mullingar) 71 79, S Nohilly (Galway) 71 79;

151 L Abom (Edmondstown) 78 73, C French (Carton House) 77 74, J McCabe (Roganstown) 76 75, D Keating (Seapoint) 76 75;

152 D Lynch (Clonmel) 79 73, J Costello (Kinsale) 75 77, J O'Riordan (Dungarvan) 74 78, S Fitzgerald (Tullamore) 74 78, A Collins (Laytown & Bettystown) 73 79, T Smyth (Castle) 71 81, J O'Callaghan (Ballybunion) 70 82;

153 J Robinson (Lisburn) 80 73, S O’Neill (Malahide) 79 74, K Robinson (Castlewarden) 77 76, K Rafferty (Dundalk) 76 77, M Deasy (Bantry Bay) 76 77, S Leonard (Mitchelstown) 72 81.

Non-qualifiers

154 R Milne (Faithlegg) 80 74, J Butler (Naas) 78 76, E Shipp (Headfort) 77 77, J Brown (The Heath) 77 77, L Nolan (Galway) 77 77; 

155 D Mahon (Waterford Castle) 81 74, S Carroll (Castle Dargan) 81 74, R Galligan (Elm Park) 80 75, G Herlihy (Castle) 78 77, C Byrne (Strabane) 78 77, S Clince (Craddockstown Golf Club) 77 78, E Walsh (Mallow) 75 80, J Shellard (Lisburn) 74 81;

156 S Brady (Waterford Castle) 79 77, D Connolly (Castle Dargan) 78 78, T Kelly (Royal Dublin) 78 78, N Kirwan (Mount Juliet) 77 79, C Cunningham (Galway Bay) 77 79;

157 S Murphy (Portumna) 81 76, S Kearns (Elm Park) 80 77, E O'Shaughnessy (Muskerry) 78 79, J Egan (Muskerry) 74 83, O Reilly (Newlands) 74 83; 

158 R O'Callaghan (Powerscourt) 80 78, C Smith (Tullamore) 79 79;

159 J Dillon (Mallow) 84 75, A Flynn (Dun Laoghaire) 82 77, T Comerford (Craddockstown) 80 79, T McCandless (Royal Belfast) 80 79, R Fives (Faithlegg) 80 79, R Walsh Jnr (Kinsale) 78 81, J Napier (Scrabo) 77 82, C Dawson (Tramore) 75 84, O O Driscoll (Golf Clementader Paris / Dooks) 74 85;

160 S Whelan (Royal Tara) 85 75, R Smith (Athlone) 84 76, C Hickey (Dooks) 81 79, M Stewart (Lisburn) 80 80, D Carroll (Bray) 79 81, B Kiernan (Douglas) 78 82, D Carton (New Forest) 78 82;

161 S Duffy (Royal Tara) 79 82, J Magee (Knock) 78 83, R Whitaker (Milltown) 76 85;

162 J Rooney (Co. Armagh) 86 76, M Gibson (Knock) 80 82, E Healy (Ballybunion) 80 82, T Flanagan (Co. Sligo) 79 83, K Honer (Roganstown) 78 84;

164 J Gillespie (East Cork) 87 77, J Keane (Carrick-on-suir) 86 78, M Leahy (Tralee) 83 81, D O'Malley (Black Bush) 83 81, B Morrissey Jnr (Dungarvan) 82 82, M O'Leary (Muskerry) 81 83;

165 D Boden (Belvoir Park) 85 80, B Reidy Jnr (Mullingar) 84 81, O Twomey (The Island) 83 82, A Carroll (Citywest Resort) 83 82;

166 D McGillycuddy (Dooks) 82 84, E Raher (Dungarvan) 82 84;

169 R Duggan (Kilkenny) 82 87;

170 L Mitchell (Knock) 80 90;

172 D Spillane (Tramore) 83 89; 

173 O Quinlan (Galway Bay) 89 84;

174 R Feerick (Mallow) 88 86; 

176 P O'Shea (Kilkenny) 81 95;

178 R Lehane (Waterford) 90 88;

RTD S Dowling (The Island);

WD C Murtagh (Balcarrick), F Hickey (Muskerry) NS K Brennan (Kilkenny);

NR J O'Donoghue (Bandon);

WD S Sutton (Cork), L Walsh (Killarney);

NR B McCarthy (Kinsale);

RTD B Costello (Kinsale);

NS P Kennedy (Lurgan), A Dineen (Cork).