Max powers in front at The Heritage
 Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin). Photo:  Ronan Quinlan

Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin). Photo: Ronan Quinlan

Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy has a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Titleist Footjoy Ireland sponsored Leinster Boys Amateur Open Championship at The Heritage.

The Dubliner added a one-under 71 to his opening 70 to head the 41 strong qualifiers on three-under 141 from Lisburn's Aaron Marshall, who shot 68 on Wednesday, and Galway's Liam Nolan, who posted a second successive 71.

Connemara's Luke O'Neill is lurking just two strokes off the pace after a 70 with Athenry's David Kitt just four behind on one-over.

Leinster Boys Amateur Open Championship, The Heritage Golf Club (Par 72)

Detailed scores

Sponsored by Titleist Footjoy Ireland

SSS: 74 CSS R1: 74  R2: 74

141 M Kennedy (Royal Dublin) 70 71

142 A Marshall (Lisburn) 74 68; L Nolan (Galway) 71 71

143 L O’Neill (Connemara) 73 70

145 D Kitt (Athenry) 74 71

146 C Denvir (Elm Park) 75 71; E Murphy (Dundalk) 74 72; S Doyle (Black Bush) 73 73; E Sullivan (Carton House) 73 73

148 J Brown (The Heath) 77 71; K Patton (Lisburn) 76 72; J Hill (Galgorm Castle) 74 74; S O’Brien (Nenagh) 71 77; J Keane (Lahinch) 71 77

149 A Smith (Mullingar) 78 71; S Irwin (Killeen) 77 72; O O’Driscoll (France) 76 73; C Glennon (Glasson) 74 75; R Galligan (Elm Park) 73 76

150 S Dowling (The Island) 76 74; S Murphy (Portumna) 76 74; A Cashin (Tramore) 75 75

151 C Cunningham (Galway Bay) 78 73; E Walsh (Mallow) 76 75

152 D Connolly (Castle Dargan) 80 72; C Murtagh (Balcarrick) 78 74; R Cowhey (Elm Park) 77 75; D Leufer (Athenry) 77 75

153 E Shipp (Headfort) 79 74; J McCabe (Roganstown) 78 75; S Downes (Royal Dublin) 77 76; C Dawson (Tramore) 76 77; D Rochford (Bray) 75 78; P Conroy (Enniscorthy) 73 80

154 D O’Malley (Black Bush) 80 74; R Hynes (Oughterard) 78 76; J Robinson (Lisburn) 78 76; T Smyth (Castle) 77 77; K Morrison (Greenacres) 76 78; L Keyes (Dun Laoghaire) 75 79; R McNelis (Fintona) 73 81

Non-Qualifiers

155 K Robinson (Castlewarden) 83 72; C Hickey (Dooks) 81 74; B Crawford (Greenacres) 80 75; S Walker (Roscommon) 79 76; M Leahy (Tralee) 79 76; J Butler (Naas) 78 77; A Naughton (Grange Castle) 76 79

156 A Maguire (Laytown & Bettystown) 81 75; B Phipps (Ardee) 81 75; P Byrne (Ballybunion) 80 76; S Miller (Clandeboye) 80 76; S Kearns (Elm Park) 79 77; J Byrne (Baltinglass)  79  77; T Stout   (Royal Belfast) 78 78; K McGinley (Sunningdale) 78 78; L Curran (Westmanstown ) 78 78; S Whelan (Royal Tara) 75 81

157 J Doherty (Carton House) 80 77; D Kelly (Cill Dara) 80 77; A Collins (Laytown & Bettystown) 80 77; S Nohilly (Galway)  79  78; M McCormack (Mullingar)  77  80; J Shellard (Lisburn)  77  80; T       Plunkett (Crover House) 76 81; L Abom (Edmondstown) 76 81

158 D Carton (New Forest) 84 74; D Marshall (Naas) 82 76; D Muldowney (Carton House) 80 78; D Keating (Seapoint) 77 81; C Harkin (Letterkenny) 74 84

159 S Rennick (Royal Curragh) 84 75; S McDermott (Highfield) 83 76; P O’Shea (Kilkenny) 83 76

160 N O’Callaghan (Greenore) 83 77; N Kirwan (Mount Juliet) 83 77; A Doherty (Carton House) 82 78; G Keogh (Galway)  79  81  

161 J Egan (Muskerry) 85 76; S Murtagh (Mullingar) 82 79; M Troy (Dungarvan) 80 81; I Halpin (Cahir Park ) 79 82

162 A Flynn (Dun Laoghaire) 88 74; R Milne (Faithlegg) 83 79; G Herlihy (Castle) 83 79; R Reid (Greystones) 81 81; K Rafferty (Dundalk) 80 82

163 B Howlin (The Heritage) 85 78; C French (Carton House) 84 79; O Reilly (Newlands) 82 81; C McFadden (Headfort) 80 83; J O’Riordan (Dungarvan) 79 84

164 L Travers (Ardee) 85 79; P Greene (Holywood) 84 80; C Lawless (Greystones) 84 80; E Freeman (Naas) 84 80; J Boles (Charleville) 83 81; M McGilligan (Woodbrook) 80 84

165 E Prendergast (Claremorris) 87 78; B Beaumont (Bangor) 86 79; S Jones (Belvoir Park) 82 83

166 K Honer (Roganstown) 86 80; C Connell (Newlands) 86 80; R O’Callaghan (Powerscourt) 83 83

167 R Goodall (Royal Portrush) 81 86

168 J Rooney (Co. Armagh) 85 83; T Higgins (Roscommon) 85 83

169 D Twomey - Juv Golf (Elm Park) 84 85; M Fitzgibbon (Portmarnock) 82 87

170 J Nolan (Birr) 85 85; M Duggan (Highfield) 80 90

171 A Carroll (Citywest Resort) 88 83

172 J Napier (Scrabo) 87 85

176 B Reidy Jnr (Mullingar) 94 82; R Whitaker (Milltown) 83 93

WD J Black (Lisburn)

RTD T Browne (Naas)

NS M Duignan (The Royal Dublin)

RTD C Rabbette (Esker Hills)

NS J Duffy (Buncrana)