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Caption: Irish Seniors Close Champion Jim Carvill (Banbridge) - image courtesy of Cashman PhotographyOvernight leader Jim Carvill (Banbridge) clinched his first Irish Seniors Close Championship with three strokes to spare at Malone.Carvill finished with a round of 72, one over for the day and level par for the tournament, as he won with ease from Hugh O'Leary (Castlemartyr).It was a round of five birdies and six bogeys for Carvill, who built a comfortable cushion as the challengers fell away. O'Leary closed with 74 to finish at three over with Malone man Desmond Shearer claiming third place, two shots further back after a closing 71.
For Carvill, this success is added to a CV that also includes the Leinster Over-30s (2016), East of Ireland (2005) and South of Ireland (2005) Championships.
IRISH SENIORS AMATEUR CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIPResults: Malone GC - Friday 7 July