McSweeney takes top 10 place in Leinster Youths

AIG Junior Cup Munster Finals

Adam McSweeney

Adam McSweeney (Douglas) shot a final round 68 at the Leinster Youths to secure a top ten finish.  McSweeney started brightly with a birdie on the opening hole and although he bogied the 7th, he regained the shot on the 8th.  Two more birdies followed  on the 10th and 11th and McSweeney eagled the 14th.  He took a four iron on the short par four and holed out with a classy wedge from 135 yards.  Unfortunately for McSweeeney he dropped a shot on the way home but he did sign for a 68 and was one of only three golfers to break 70 on the final day.

Kinsale’s Cathal Butler recovered from a disappointing 79 yesterday to card two rounds of 73 today.  That saw him move up to tie for 12th place.  Mark Healy and Gary Ward also made the 36 hole cut but finished down the field on the final day.

Winner Marc Norton came storming through the field with a final round 67.  The 19 year old Belvoir Park golfer set the clubhouse target on level par and then waited anxiously as Jake Whelan (Newlands) and Jack Blake (The Island) tried to catch him down the closing straight.  In the end both players came up short.  Norton’s final round heroics included six birdies, three on each nine. Two under at the turn thanks to birdies at the first, sixth and eighth, Norton picked up further shots at the 10th and the 13th, where he stitched a 6-iron within two feet of the pin from 179 yards.

Leinster Youths Amateur Open Championship At Esker Hills Golf Club
Final Results
284 Marc Norton (Belvoir Park) 72 73 72 67
285 Jake Whelan (Newlands) 69 74 72 70
286 Jack Blake (The Island) 72 69 72 73
287 Liam Grehan (Mullingar) 77 73 71 66
289 Ross Steedman (Courtown) 71 73 73 72
293 James McVicker (Knock) 72 76 70 75
295 Andrew Mulholland (Castlerock Golf Club) 76 72 70 77, Rory Williamson (Holywood Golf Club) 73 74 75 73
296 Adam McSweeney (Douglas) 79 75 74 68
297 Adam Mulhall (Ardglass Golf Club) 68 76 81 72
298 Matthew Grehan (Tullamore) 72 75 75 76
299 Simon Irwin (Holywood Golf Club) 79 74 72 74, Stefan Greenberg (Tandragee Golf Club) 78 72 73 76, Andrew Mulhall (Waterford Castle Golf Club) 75 74 74 76, Cathal Butler (Kinsale) 74 79 73 73, Jack Walsh (Castle) 74 77 77 71
300 Ross Dutton (Tandragee Golf Club) 73 75 77 75
301 Andrew Magee (Powerscourt) 77 71 75 78, Andrew Hickey (Ballyhaunis Golf Club) 73 76 79 73
302 Jack McDonnell (Forrest Little.) 76 76 77 73, Ronan O’Callaghan (Mannan Castle Golf Club) 75 78 77 72, Alex Doyle (Bray) 73 79 78 72
303 Peter McKeever (Castle) 80 70 78 75, Alec Myles (Newlands) 77 71 79 76, Dale Jackson (Massereene) 74 77 76 76, Sean Burke (Galway Golf Club) 74 73 77 79, Thomas Beaumont (Bangor Golf Club) 73 81 74 75
304 Jason Murphy (Greenore Golf Club) 76 70 79 79
305 Shane Kearney (Esker Hills) 75 75 82 73
306 Sean Rooney (Fortwilliam) 79 75 77 75, Mark Healy (Kinsale) 78 76 79 73, Jamie Fletcher (Warrenpoint) 75 73 73 85
307 Ted Collins (Dun Laoghaire) 77 72 82 76, Cathal Nolan (Galway Golf Club) 75 76 76 80
308 Gary Ward (Kinsale) 80 73 77 78, John Cleary (Elm Park) 75 79 82 72, Ted Harman (Balmoral) 73 80 80 75
310 Luke Donnelly (Kilkenny Golf Club) 77 75 77 81
311 Barry Howlin (The Heritage) 78 76 85 72
316 Paddy Culhane (Galway Golf Club) 77 75 81 83
321 Robert Moran (Castle) 74 78 85 84
Non Qualifiers:
155 Sean Walsh (Carton House) 78 77 , Colin Woodroofe (Blainroe Golf Club) 74 81
156 Michael Ryan (New Ross Golf Club) 80 76 , Karl McCormack (Portarlington Golf Club) 76 80
157 Brian Doran (Baltinglass Golf Club) 84 73 , John Molyneaux (Ballybunion Golf Club) 82 75 , Christopher Rabbette (Esker Hills) 77 80 , Jason Conway (Donegal Golf Club) 76 81
158 Craig Bolger (Carlow Golf Club) 82 76 , Ben Murray (Castle) 80 78 , Charlie Dawson (Tramore) 80 78
159 Jack O’Donnell (Westport Golf Club) 82 77 , Harry Duggan (Kilkenny Golf Club) 80 79 , Kevin Moran (Castle) 80 79 , Bill Murray (Waterford Castle Golf Club) 79 80 , A.J. McCabe (Malahide Golf Club) 79 80 , Peter Henry (Fintona Golf Club) 79 80 , Adam McCormick (Scrabo Golf Club) 78 81 , Cillian Moloney (Fota Island) 78 81 , Shane O’Connor (Castlebar) 76 83
160 Jack Tuohy (Galway Bay Golf Club) 81 79 , John McCarthy (Stackstown) 80 80 , Joseph O Neill (Tralee Golf Club) 79 81 , Neil McKinstry (Cairndhu) 78 82
161 Zachariah Glynn (Bray) 83 78 , Mark McKenna (Dun Laoghaire) 83 78 , Hugh Foley (The Royal Dublin) 83 78 , Peter Kerr (Royal Portrush) 77 84 , Niall Hearns (Mountrath Golf Club) 74 87
162 Alastair McQuillan (Cushendall Golf Club) 88 74 , Daragh Coleman (The Island) 84 78 , Gabriel Gribben (Fortwilliam) 82 80
163 Gareth Carr (Mullingar) 86 77 , Kevin Power (Kilkenny Golf Club) 84 79 , Timothy Broderick (Kinsale) 83 80
164 Adam Penrose (Balcarrick) 83 81 , Gareth Hogan (The Island) 81 83 , Sam Sweeney (USA) 79 85
166 Conor Harte (Castle) 85 81 , Oisin Fleming (Dun Laoghaire) 81 85
167 Cameron Mills (Shandon Park) 79 88
169 Dara Phelan (Faithlegg Golf Club) 86 83
170 Ryan Sheerin (Tullamore) 85 85 , Ben Graham (Knock) 84 86
173 Cathal Hastings (Castlebar) 85 88
175 Robert Downes (Galway Bay Golf Club) 89 86
Brian Jnr Fehily (Newlands) 78 NR , Brendan Lawlor (Ardee Golf Club) 79 NR , Cillian Byrne (Bray) 89 DQ , William Small (Tandragee Golf Club) 75 WD , Dylan Brophy (Castleknock) 81 WD , Ross Murphy-Sweeney (Glasson Golf Club) 83 WD , Jamie Dunne (Borris Golf Club) 83 WD , Ciaran Smyth (Greenore Golf Club) 84 WD , Colm Hughes (Galway Golf Club) 84 WD , Lorcan O’Sullivan (The Heritage) 84 WD , Evan Hollowed (Newlands) 86 WD , Christopher Taylor (Kanturk Golf Club) DQ WD , Max Thallon (Bangor Golf Club) WD WD
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