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Keating, Hogg, Murphy - top of the class in 2020

​​Dylan Keating (Seapoint), Darcy Hogg (Belvoir Park) and Jack Murphy (Douglas) have been confirmed as winners of the Boys Underage Orders of Merit for 2020.

  • 11 December 2020

Keating, winner of the Under 18 Order of Merit, claimed the Connacht and Ulster Boys Championships while also notching up a top 15 finish in the Irish Boys Championship in Thurles. His points total of 240 was 67 points clear of Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass) in second (173 points) with Alex King (Faithlegg) in third on 170. 

Darcy Hogg topped the Under 16 Order of Merit after a runner up finish in the Ulster Under 16 Boys, third place in the Irish U16 Boys and the Connacht U16 Boys Championships, and the Belfast teenager completed his points haul with a top ten in the Leinster U16 Boys Championship. His winning points total of 360 was 50 clear of Malahide's Gavin O'Neill in second (310), with Alex King in third place on 260.

Jack Murphy clinched the Under 14 Order of Merit after his win in the Ulster U14 Championship and a runner-up finish in the Leinster U14 Championship. He finished on 195, 30 points clear of Harry McArdle (Warrenpoint) and Sean Cooper (Enniscorthy) on 165.

Full details and standings can be found here: https://www.golfnet.ie/guilive#/orderofmerits

Image: Dylan Keating in action, by Golffile.