Munster inter-provincial player Edward Walsh led a strong charge from Mallow today at the Munster U15/17 Close at Carrick on Suir. Walsh was two clear of the field at the end of play, posting a one under par 71. Walsh got off to a great start with a birdie on the first hole but he went on to bogey the index two 4th hole. He played some very steady golf after that, carding 12 pars and 2 birdies. He stood on the 18th tee on -2 but a frustrating three putt on the final hole was the only blemish on a great performance. Walsh, playing off 2, was a member of the victorious Munster U16 Interprovincial team recently. He finished two shots clear of Cahir Park’s Ian Halpin and Fota Island’s Shane Galvin was third with a 74.
Killarney’s Luke Walsh won the Under 15 prize, thanks to a birdie on the last which meant that he beat Mallow’s Daniel O’Sullivan by a single stroke with a 75. There was more good news for Mallow when Ronan Feerick took third place, carding a 77.
Gallery: Munster Under 15/17 Amateur Close Championship
The picturesque course which borders Tipperary and Waterford was in great condition and the heavy showers did little to affect the good quality of golf that was on display from 90 golfers who took part.
Gallery: Munster Under 15/17 Prizegiving
Munster Boys U15 U17 CLOSE Championship 2016 End of Day Results
WINNER U17 – Edward Walsh (Mallow) 71
Runner Up – Ian Halpin (Cahir Park) 73
Third – Shane Galvin (Fota Island) 74
WINNER U15 – Luke Walsh (Killarney) 75
Runner Up – Daniel O’Sullivan (Mallow) 76
Third – Ronan Feerick (Mallow) 77