Desmond leads Munster Students Championship at Tipperary
Tipperary Golf Club

Tipperary Golf Club

Monkstown’s Sean Desmond has a one-stroke lead heading into today’s final round of the Munster Students Amateur Open Championship at Tipperary Golf Club.

The followed a 75 with a three-under 69 to lead by one stroke on level par from Elm Park’s John Cleary.

Desmond’s 69 was the best score of the day which began with Harry Duggan carding a level par 72 to lead by one from Dun Laoghaire’s Robert Abernethy at lunch.

Courtown’s John Bolger Jnr shot rounds of 75 and 71 to share third place on two-over with Enniscorthy’s Paul Conroy and Kilkenny’s Harry Duggan just three strokes behind the leader on three-over.

Munster Students Amateur Open Championship,Tipperary GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

144 S Desmond (Monkstown), 75, 69 

145 J Cleary (Elm Park), 75, 70 

146 J Bolger (Jnr) (Courtown), 75, 71 

147 P Conroy (Enniscorthy), 77, 70; H Duggan (Kilkenny), 72, 75 

148 G Ward (Kinsale), 74, 74

149 D Flynn (Carton House), 77, 72; T Dowdall (Woodbrook), 76, 73

150 J Temple (Portmarnock), 76, 74; R Abernethy (Dun Laoghaire), 73, 77

151 C Vaughan (Limerick), 75, 76

152 I Witherspoon (Ballyclare), 76, 76; M Lenihan (Gold Coast), 75, 77

154 A Ryan (Thurles), 79, 75

155 P Tobin (Douglas), 78, 77; A Lennie (Clandeboye), 78, 77; I Smith (The Island), 78, 77; M Healy (Kinsale), 77, 78

157 A Long (Tipperary), 79, 78; A Cashin (Tramore), 79, 78; S Murphy (Charlesland), 78, 79; M Grehan (Tullamore), 76, 81

158 M Hanley (Limerick), 82, 76; S Campbell (Greenacres), 75, 83

159 G Lynch (Co. Louth), 85, 74; R Browne (Castle), 84, 75; D Hourihan (Douglas), 82, 77; L Lynch (Naas), 79, 80

160 L O'Connor (Edmondstown), 86, 74; J Quinn (The Island), 81, 79; D Spillane (Tramore), 78, 82; C Byrne (Woodbrook), 78, 82

161 D Lynch (Clonmel), 79, 82

162 C McCormack (The Island), 84, 78

163  S Leonard (Mitchelstown), 85, 78; G Barrett (Mallow), 83, 80; T Evans (Rockmount), 80, 83; C Dawson (Tramore), 79, 84

164  C O'Carroll (Charleville ), 85, 79; S Kestell (Charlesland), 85, 79

166 C Moloney (Fota Island), 84, 82; D Carton (New Forest), 81, 85

168  S Herring (Killeen), 85, 83

169  L Flynn (Dun Laoghaire), 80, 89

170  D Cunningham (Tuam), 86, 84; E Haran (Lucan), 85, 85; V Cooley (Portstewart), 84, 86

171  M Doogue (Baltinglass), 87, 84

172 S Cullen (Kilkenny), 84, 88

CUT

173 C Guiller (Cairndhu), 84, 89

175  A Gillespie (Rathcore), 88, 87

177  C Walsh (Hollywood Lakes), 89, 88; P Holland (Monkstown), 85, 92

179 C Smith (Tullamore), 93, 86

NR 84 A Riordan (Blarney)