Congratulations to Michael Ryan Jnr – Leinster Boys Champion 2015
Great news from Balcarrick Golf Club this week where Michael Ryan Jnr won the Leister Boys Championship – and he did so in some style! At the halfway point Michael was four behind, having carded rounds of 73 & 75 for a +2 total. The final two rounds were played on Thursday and Michael turned on the style to seal victory. He shot a course record 68 (-5) in the morning to move within two of the lead. He surged to victory with a brilliant four under 69 when the pressure was on to land the title.
Michael follows in the footsteps of Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, David Higgins, Des Smyth and Philip Walton who are all previous winners of the trophy. It caps a brilliant year for Michael who finished runner up in the Irish Boys Amateur Open and won all six of his matches as part of the Leister team that won the interprovincials. Here’s how the media have reported the win:
Irish Golf Desk: “New Ross star storms to three-shot win”
It’s a brilliant win for Michael and a great boost for our club – we will be making a presentation to Michael recognise his achievements at 9.15pm sharp on Sunday – just before the President’s Prize Presentations. We hope you can be there to salute Michael and of course to join in Seamus Powers’ President’s Night celebrations.