Conroy claims Student title with clutch 18th hole birdie

Youths U21 Leinster Golf Order of Merit Recipient Paul Conroy (Enniscorthy) at the Castleknock Hotel image by Jenny Matthews (www.cashmanphotography.ie)

Paul Conroy edged out his Maynooth teammate Allan Hill to claim the R&A Student Series – Portugal event at Troia Golf.

The Maynooth juggernaut was in full swing this week and it always seemed a matter of ‘who’ would add to their bulging trophy cabinet.

In the end it was Enniscorthy man Conroy who made a clutch birdie at the last in an even-par round of 72 to take the title at one-under par.

Hill took out second spot at even par to finish ahead of another Maynooth student, Dun Laoghaire’s Alan Fahy who fired a best-of-the-day 67 to tied third alongside David Kitt at plus-one.

Meanwhile Stirling’s Louise Duncan romped home in the women’s event by a stunning 12 strokes as UCC’s Rachel Thompson finished the best of the Irish on 232.



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