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.
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.