The Ireland Under-16 Boys Open competition took place at Cahir Park Golf Club from 18th to 20th August. Malone were represented by Adam Buchanan and Fionn Dobbin in this three-round competition, with the cut coming after day 2.
On a memorable first day, Adam took the lead, shooting a superb 4-under par 67, while Fionn was tied 13th on 1-over.
Day 2 saw Adam's lead cut to 2, after carding a 2-over par 73, while Fionn shot 75. Sadly, Adam was unable to hold onto first place, but finished in a very creditable tie for 6th, on 217 shots over the 3 days, just 4 behind the leader Donncha Cleary, from Tipperary GC. Fionn finished tied 11th, 3 shots further back.
These were outstanding performances from two of Malone's best young golfers, and must surely augur well for future championships.