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Carvill eases to victory to add to list of successes

 

By Robert Jones

Overnight leader Jim Carvill of 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.

Portmarnock's Adrian Morrow (60-64), Birr's Billy Donlon (65-69) and Bangor's Nigel Woods (70+) were the age-category winners.​

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.

Results:

213 J Carvill (Banbridge), 73, 68, 72

216 H O'Leary (Castlemartyr), 72, 70, 74

218 D Shearer (Malone), 75, 72, 71

219 M McMurray (Royal Portrush), 74, 71, 74

220 E Haugh (Castletroy), 72, 73, 75

221 K Bornemann (Douglas), 73, 74, 74; C Murphy (Clandeboye), 72, 81, 68; A Morrow (Portmarnock), 72, 72, 77

222 F Deasy (Cork), 77, 75, 70; J Mitchell (Tramore), 77, 73, 72

223 J Hughes (Woodbrook), 70, 82, 71

224 D O'Neill (Carton House), 78, 72, 74; B Donlon (Birr), 72, 76, 76

225 M Kelly (Naas), 77, 72, 76; G McGimpsey (Royal Portrush), 76, 76, 73; M Quirke (Doneraile), 76, 74, 75; B Hobson (Malone), 75, 75, 75; T Tyrrell (The Heath), 75, 75, 75; J McWilliams (Naas), 73, 76, 76; N Duke (Killiney), 70, 81, 74

226 P Bevins (Carlow), 77, 76, 73; P Sheehan (Ballybunion), 74, 73, 79; D Brabazon (Balbriggan), 71, 77, 78

227 D Hogan (Killeen), 73, 76, 78

228 T Cleary (Cork), 81, 74, 73; J Kelly (Lucan), 81, 72, 75; A Moran (Tuam), 75, 80, 73; M Scott (Hollystown), 74, 75, 79

229 H Smyth (Mourne), 81, 71, 77; P Madigan (Waterford Castle), 79, 76, 74; T McClements (Clandeboye), 75, 76, 78

230 C Mcilroy (Holywood), 79, 71, 80; E Heywood (City of Derry), 77, 78, 75; F Harrold (Castletroy), 76, 76, 78; A Egan (Royal Curragh), 76, 73, 81; B McDonnell (K Club), 74, 80, 76; M Darcy (Tullamore), 73, 79, 78

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