Irish Student Amateurs tackle tough Tralee course

Over 100 student golfers traveled to Tralee for this year’s Irish Student Amateur which got underway yesterday.
 

 Tralee Golf Club
 
Last year, Stefan Greenberg (Ulster University) triumphed over Ronan Mullarney (Maynooth University) by one shot in the men’s event, while IGM’s Mary Doyle captured the women’s title with a 5-shot cushion from her nearest competitor.
 
That said, Mary’s defence didn’t get off to such a great start after shooting an 86 yesterday (sorry Mary)! Maynooth’s Clodagh Walsh and Ulster University’s Shannon Burke lead the way after a pair of super level-par 72s.
 
In the Men’s event, Stirling’s Stewart McCaw leads by one after a fine two-under par opening effort. Ulster’s James McVicker sits in second place alongside Cork IT’s John Hickey on –1 while seven players tie for 4th on level par.
 
Since it is a student event, the rescheduled date from August to April may have proved problematic for some due to the final weeks of class, along with exams and essay deadlines approaching and there are only 7 female competitors in the field. However, spirits are high amongst those who have chosen to balance golf with their studies and another great day’s play awaits everyone involved today.
 
Scores after Round 1 (10 April) / Par 72
 
Men
70
S McCaw (University of Stirling)
71
J McVicker (Ulster University); J Hickey (Cork IT)
72
D Brady (Maynooth University); J Madden (Royal Portrush); P Tobin (University College Cork); A Lennie (Clandeboye); A Fahy (Maynooth University); H Foley (The Royal Dublin); M Kennelly (NUI Galway)
73
G Ward (Cork IT); R Nelson (University of Stirling); T Ford (Maynooth University); J McDonnell (Maynooth University); D Flynn (Maynooth University)
74
B O’Connell (University College Cork); G O’Mahony (University College Cork); H Gillivan (Maynooth University)
75
C Woodroofe (Maynooth University); W Small (Tandragee); M Fitzsimons (University of Stirling); H Duggan (Kilkenny); C Feeney (Maynooth University); A Ryan (Maynooth University)
76
R Mullarney (Maynooth University); R McCullough (Ulster University); A Riordan (Cork IT); N McCulloch (SRUC Elmwood); W Beatty (Greenacres); K O’Meara (University College Dublin)
77
E O’Brien (Maynooth University); D McAleenon (Edenmore); C Taylor (University of Limerick); M Shiel (NUI Galway); A McQuillan (Ulster University); S McDermott (NUI Galway); J Temple (Portmarnock); R Browne (University College Dublin)
78
J Hayden (University College Dublin); A McDaid (Dublin Business School); R Murphy (Powerscourt); M Ryan (New Ross); D Kelly (Maynooth University); A Comerford (NUI Galway); M Burke (NUI Galway); E Rumley (Kinsale); P Scannell (Colaiste Stiofain Naofa); C Butler (Maynooth University)
79
C Vaughan (University of Limerick); M Healy (University College Cork); J Quinn (Dublin City University); S Greenberg (Ulster University); R Dutton (Ulster University); K Power (University College Dublin); J McKenna (University of Stirling); J McCarthy (University College Dublin); S O Neill (IT Carlow)
80
J Murphy (Greenore); S McGuinness (NUI Galway); C Ryan (Maynooth University); R Dunne (Maynooth University); M Benner (NUI Galway); S Doyle (Maynooth University); B O’Callaghan (Colaiste Stiofain Naofa); G Gribben (Fortwilliam); J Murphy (Cork IT)
81
C Hughes (NUI Galway); R O’Callaghan (Maynooth University); C O’Donoghue (University of Limerick); W Eickholt (Dublin City University); J McGreevy (NUI Galway)
82
C O’Carroll (Cork IT); D Hourihan (University College Cork); C Browne (Colaiste Stiofain Naofa); D Mealia (Maynooth University); R Steedman (Maynooth University); A Cody (Colaiste Stiofain Naofa); T Coakley (Cork IT)
83
L Flynn (Trinity College Dublin); J Hogan (Cork IT); D Diaz (Ulster University)
84
L O’Connor (Maynooth University); O O’Loughlin (Maynooth University); D Cunningham (Tandragee); G Fitzmaurice (University College Dublin); J Lawlor (Maynooth University); J Heffernan (IT Tralee)
85
J Conway (SRUC Elmwood); C Roche (Cork IT); L Doyle (NUI Galway)
86
C Jackman (SRUC Elmwood); C Harte  (University College Dublin); J Kelly (Ardee); D O’Sullivan  (Cork IT); S Kestell (IADT Dun Laoghaire)
88
D O’ Brien (IT Carlow); E Campbell (University of Stirling)
89
C Guiller (Ulster University)
90
F Bannon (Ardglass); E Haran (Trinity College Dublin)
91
C McCormack (Trinity College Dublin); S Donaghy (Maynooth University)
94
C Joyce (Galway)
NS
L Cully (St. Anne’s)
DQ
C Byrne (University College Dublin)
 
Women
72 
C Walsh (Maynooth University); S Burke (Ulster University)
75
K Bromley (Ulster University)
77
A Ni Thuama (University College Cork)
79
R McDonnell (University College Dublin)
82
N Ward (Ulster University)
86
M Doyle (Maynooth University)
87
E Corcoran (Dublin City University.)
 
Teams
143
Stirling (a)
144
Cork IT
146
UCC (a)
147
MU Scholars (c); Ulster University (b); MU Scholars (b)
148
MU Alum; MU Scholars (a)
149
NUIG (a)
150
Ulster University (a)
151
UCC (b)
153
Ulster University (c)
154
MU Scholars (d); UCD (b)
155
MU Club (a)
156
NUIG (b); UCD (a); University of Limerick
160
DCU; NUIG (c)
161
SRUC Elmwood
162
Cork IT (b); Colaiste Stiofain Naofa
165
Cork IT (c); UCD (c)
167
Stirling (b); IT Carlow
168
MU Club (b)
173
Trinity College Dublin