Conroy wins Munster Boys by three
 Enniscorthy's Paul Conroy. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Enniscorthy's Paul Conroy. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Enniscorthy's Paul Conroy made five birdies in a one-under 71 to cruise to a three-stroke win in the Munster Boys Amateur Open at Waterford Castle Golf Resort.

The Wexford talent led by two-strokes from Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy on six-under-par overnight before extending his advantage to three shots with birdies at the fifth, eighth and ninth in an outward 33.

 Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy

Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy

 A bogey on the 12th was followed by a birdie, but while a triple bogey on the par three 16th could have derailed the Enniscorthy man, he recovered with a birdie on the 17th, coming home in 38 to win on seven-under 209.

Kennedy could not make any in-roads in Conroy's lead on the back nine and signed for a 72 to finish second on four-under with Elm Park's Ronan Cowhey third on one-under after a 70.

Royal Dublin's Sean Downes was fourth on level par after a 74 with Limerick's Patrick Naughton edging out Dun Laoghaire's Luka Keyes for the Under 17 trophy by a shot as he tied for fifth with Lahinch's Jonathan Keane on one-over.

Munster Boys Amateur Open Championship Waterford Castle (Par 72)

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CSS R1 72, R2 72, R3 72

Prize winners

  • Winner - 209 Paul Conroy (Enniscorthy) 67 71 71 
  • Runner-up - 212 Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin) 71 69 72 
  • Third - 215 Ronan Cowhey (Elm Park) 71 74 70
  • Fourth - 216 Sean Downes (Royal Dublin) 70 72 74
  • Best U17 – Patrick Naughton (Limerick) 217
  • 2nd U17 - Luka Keyes (Dun Laoghaire) 218

Detailed scores

209 P Conroy (Enniscorthy) 67 71 71;

212 M Kennedy (Royal Dublin) 71 69 72;

215 R Cowhey (Elm Park) 71 74 70;

216 S Downes (Royal Dublin) 70 72 74;

217 P Naughton (Limerick) 75 70 72, J Keane (Lahinch) 70 74 73;

218 L Keyes (Dun Laoghaire) 71 75 72, J Connolly (Lahinch) 71 73 74;

219 E Sullivan (Carton House) 74 73 72, S Jones (Belvoir Park) 68 74 77;

220 J McCabe (Roganstown) 76 75 69, T Plunkett (Crover House) 74 73 73, S Irwin (Killeen) 72 75 73;

221 D Rochford (Bray) 73 77 71, S Doyle (Black Bush) 73 74 74, D Kelly (Cill Dara) 73 73 75, K Patton (Lisburn) 73 73 75;

222 D Raher (Dungarvan ) 76 73 73, I Halpin (Cahir Park ) 71 75 76;

223 A Smith (Mullingar) 75 73 75, S Murtagh (Mullingar) 71 79 73;

224 J Robinson (Lisburn) 80 73 71, R Fitzgerald (Limerick) 75 71 78;

225 C French (Carton House) 77 74 74, M Deasy (Bantry Bay) 76 77 72, D Keating (Seapoint) 76 75 74, K McCarthy (Lee Valley) 74 73 78, J Boles (Charleville) 73 75 77;

226 P Byrne (Ballybunion) 77 72 77, D O Sullivan (Mallow) 74 76 76;
 

 

227 A Cashin (Tramore Golf club ) 75 74 78, M Troy (Dungarvan) 75 73 79, J O'Riordan (Dungarvan) 74 78 75, S O'Brien (Nenagh) 72 76 79, S Nohilly (Galway) 71 79 77;

229 L Abom (Edmondstown) 78 73 78, S Miller (Clandeboye) 73 77 79;

231 K Robinson (Castlewarden) 77 76 78, A Collins (Laytown & Bettystown) 73 79 79;

232 S Fitzgerald (Tullamore) 74 78 80;

233 D Lynch (Clonmel) 79 73 81;

234 J Costello (Kinsale) 75 77 82, J O'Callaghan (Ballybunion) 70 82 82;

235 S Leonard (Mitchelstown) 72 81 82;

238 S O’Neill (Malahide) 79 74 85, K Rafferty (Dundalk) 76 77 85;

RTD T Smyth (Castle) 71 81.