Walker crowned Leinster Boys’ Open champion!




18-year-old Roscommon Golf Club member, Simon Walker, joined a very prestigious list last Thursday at Waterford Golf Club.

  Walker had held his nerve to finish on three under par following three days of top-class golf to clinch victory in the Leinster Boys’ Amateur Open Championship.

  Simon joins the likes of Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Des Smith and many more big names in Irish golf having won this prestigious title.

  The final round in Waterford produced plenty of excitement and some fantastic golf as the leaders battled it out for glory.

  Simon had started his final round front nine slowly with three bogies but responded brilliantly on the back nine with three birdies to ensure he finished two shots clear of nearest rival, Josh Macklin of Dundalk.

  The new Leinster Boys Amateur Open champion was presented with his trophy before receiveing a hero’s welcome at Roscommon Golf Club.

  The officers and members of the golf club offered their congratulations to Simon on his fantastic win.

  A statement from the club’s PRO, Jacqueline McCormack, read: “ On Thursday, July 11th, Simon Walker was welcomed back to Roscommon Golf Club as the Leinster Boys Amateur Open Champion, having won the championship on a score of -3 after three days of golf.

  “All the officers and members of Roscommon Golf Club congratulate Simon on this fantastic win. Our congratulations and thanks go also to his parents, John and Carmel, and to all involved in junior golf in the club and across the province, especially Michael Connaughton and Cathal McConn”.

  Harrington, Lowry, Smith and now Walker. Congratulations to Simon on his fantastic win and on joining such lofty company!