Freeman claims Leinster Boys U16 Close title

The Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Close Championship at Ashbourne Golf Club was a tight affair with Naas Golf Club’s Eoin Freeman winning out on a countback.
 

Eoin Freeman / Image from Ronan Quinlan 
 
The event, sponsored by Titleist Footjoy Ireland ended in a three-way tie on 71 (+1) between Freeman, Lucas Kane (Mullingar) and Michael Fitzgibbon (Portmarnock) but on a countback Freeman took the title courtesy of his 35 strokes on the back nine which included two birdies and a bogey in his last three holes.
 
Leading Results
 
T1 Luke Freeman (Naas) 71
T1 Lucas Kane (Mullingar) 71
T1 Michael Fitzgibbon (Portmarnock) 71
T4 Aiden O’Carroll (Powerscourt) 72
T4 Mark Duggan (Highfield) 72
T6 Robert Galligan (Elm Park) 73
T6 Dylan Keating (Seapoint) 73
T8 Joshua McCabe (Roganstown) 74
T8 Cian McFadden (Headfort) 74
T8 Alexander Bolger (Foxrock) 74
T8 Oisin Reilly (Newlands) 74
T8 Luke Curran (Westmanstown) 74
T8 Thomas Lanigan (C`rton House) 74
T8 Evan Shipp (Headfort) 74
T8 Rory Reid (Greystones) 74