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Byrne wins Irish U16 Boys at Donabate

​Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass) wins Irish U16 Boys by one shot at​ Donabate

  • 23 August 2019

​Picture: Irish U16 Boys winner Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass) | Cashman Photography

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A closing par earned Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass)​ a one-stroke victory in the Irish U16 Boys Championship at Donabate.

At three under, Byrne shared the lead with Thomas Higgins of Roscommon overnight. After a tense closing round, Byrne was victorious on level par following scores of 71, 68 and 74.

England's Frank Kennedy, who took the U15 Trophy, finished alongside Higgins on plus one. Morgan O'Sullivan (Ballyneety), the Ulster U16 champion, and Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle), who was selected for the Jacques ​Léglise​ Trophy on Wednesday, were next best on five over.