Paul Conroy made history as he earned his maiden college win for Chattanooga on Sunday with a blistering ten-under-par 62 to win by two strokes on ten-under at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
Conroy matches the school record set by Fredrik Qvicker at the 2008 Aldila Scenic City Invite.
The highlight of the day at Lonnie Poole for the Enniscorthy man was a stunning hole-in-one on the par-3 8th which amazingly followed up an eagle three on the previous hole.
Conroy, now in his junior year, looked like he was just playing for position but birdies on the first, fourth and fifth kickstarted his day before that stunning run roared him into the mix.
Birdies on 11, 16 and 17 followed to cap off a sensational round of 62 and he was delighted to finally win after several top-10 and top-5 finishes over the last couple of years.
“It feels great to finally get over the line,” Conroy smiled. “I’ve been close a lot of times (since coming to Chattanooga). I battled at the finish. I was 2 over on the closing holes yesterday and got two birdies today which turned out to be the difference.
“I hit every shot where I wanted it to go today. It was a pretty enjoyable round with everything going the right way.”
It was a double celebration for Conroy who helped Chattanooga romp to the team title on seventeen-under-par.
New coach Blaine Woodruff sung the praises of Conroy who also enjoyed his maiden win of his tenure.
“I couldn’t be happier for our guys,” Woodruff shared. “That was one heck of a round they played today. This group worked extremely hard at home competing and in practice to earn this win. Paul’s round was huge for us and was the tournament record. I’m super pumped for him to get his first collegiate win.”
Dubbed as ‘The Mocs’ Conroy and co will be buzzing ahead of Friday’s Furman Intercollegiate.