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Winners: Adam Fahey and Sean Deasy. Picture: Golffile

Winners: Adam Fahey and Sean Deasy. Picture: Golffile

Winners: Adam Fahey and Sean Deasy. Picture: Golffile

Seapoint’s Adam Fahey won the Irish Under-14 title as Douglas’ Sean Deasy claimed the Under-16 Boys’ Open Championship at Lucan.

Fahey was thrilled to win after missing out by a shot in last year’s Irish Under-14 Boys’ Open in Longford.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Fahey, who came from a shot behind overnight leader David Lyttle from Castlerock as he followed rounds of 72 and 75 with a one-over 72 to win by three strokes from Elm Park’s Freddie Bracken with Lyttle third on 11-over.

“I was close last year in Longford. It’s great to get over the line today, though. I tried to play as solid as I could today and not focus on what Freddie or David were doing.

“I tried to play with the least amount of mistakes possible today. Last year I had one bad hole and it cost me the tournament. It was all about getting as many birdies and pars today.”

In the Under- 16 event, Royal Belfast’s Finlay Eager started the day three clear, but Deasy made seven birdies in a three-under 68, racing home in 32 with birdies at the 11th, 14th, 16th and 17th to win by three from Eager on seven-under.

“I’m delighted to have three under par rounds,” said Deasy, whose clubmate Jack Murphy was third on three-under after a best-of-the-day 67.

“I played solidly the whole week, thankfully. It was all about trying to get a few shots back on Finlay throughout the day. It felt like a matchplay situation today.”

Fahey is third on the Boys’ Under 14 Order of Merit with Deasy 10th in the Under-16 list, which Finlay leads by 45 points from in-form Murphy.

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