Deasy wins Munster U15 Title

Munster U15 & U17 Close Championships 2018Roscrea Golf Club
Thursday 9th August 2018

Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay) pictured with the Munster Under 15 Close trophy after winning the title in Roscrea.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Mel Deasy scooped his first Munster title today when he won the Munster Under 15 Close title in Roscrea.  The Cork man shot a one over par 72, three early birdies saw him reach -2 two at one stage but two late bogies meant he finished on +1.  The bogies didn’t hurt Deasy as he had a four shot margin over second placed Alex Dineen from Cork.  It was an all Cork podium as Jack Murphy (Douglas) took third place, after a countback with Dineen.

Rory Milne (Faithlegg) retained the Munster Boys Under 17 title  after shooting a fine three under par 68.  The Waterford golfer won the event last year in Kinsale and becomes the first golfer to win the age-grade event twice.  Milne turned on level par but blazed through the back nine with three birdies in four holes.  Milne parred his way home from the 14th to claim his second  Munster title.  Milne had one shot to spare over Muskerry’s Fionn Hickey.

Gallery: Munster U15 & U17 Close Championships 2018

Hickey was one over turning but an eagle on the 10th and two further birdies got his to three under.  A bogey on the 17th would prove costly as Hickey missed out by one.  Robbie Walsh from Kinsale took third prize with a one over par 72.  Shane Williams (Douglas) took the U16 prize and Alex King (Faithlegg) won the U14 prize.

Munster U15 & U17 Close Championships 2018Roscrea Golf Club
Thursday 9th August 2018

Fionn  Hickey (Muskerry)