Greenberg and Doyle take the titles at Students Amateur Open

Bernie McGuire
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Greenberg and Doyle take the titles at Students Amateur Open

Overnight leader Alan Fahy returned a final round 73 to finish in a share of 5th place as Ulster University’s Stefan Greenberg took the title in the men’s event while Mary Doyle clinched the women’s title at the Irish Students Amateur Open.

On a good day for scoring Greenberg blitzed the back nine in Bray to clinch his first championship by a single stroke. Coming home in four-under 32, he held off a spirited challenge from Maynooth’s Ronan Mullarney who finished one shot off the pace.

When the Mullarney rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a closing 67 to post a five-under clubhouse target of 205, he led Greenberg by one, but the Tandragee man replied with an eagle three at the 15th to take a one-shot lead.  After calmly negotiating the 16th and 17th in pars, Greenberg needed a par five at the last, and he duly delivered, finding the putting surface in three and two-putting, holing a nerve-testing three-footer to secure victory.

Maynooth’s Mary Doyle raced home in the Women’s event, five shots clear of her collegemate Ciara Casey, while Maynooth Scholars (b) clinched the team title by one shot from Maynooth Scholars (a).

Irish Students Amateur Open Championship / Bray Golf Club
30 August – 1 September 2017
Final Results

Men’s:
204       S Greenberg (Ulster (b)), 68, 69, 67
205       R Mullarney (MU Scholars A), 68, 70, 67
207       J Mc Donnell (MU Club A), 71, 69, 67; A McDaid (Palmerstown Stud/DBS), 68, 70, 69
208       P Kerr (Royal Portrush/St Andrews Un.), 69, 69, 70; E Griffin (MU Scholars B), 68, 70, 70; A Fahy (MU Scholars B), 66, 69, 73; D Smith  (Castle), 65, 73, 70
209       J Hood (MU Scholars A), 70, 68, 71
210       M Healy (Kinsale), 74, 69, 67
211       K McCarron (MU Scholars B), 68, 73, 70
212       A Ryan (Thurles), 72, 69, 71; J Sugrue (Mallow), 71, 67, 74; C Woodroofe (MU Club A), 69, 73, 70
213       R Williamson (Holywood), 74, 71, 68; B Murray (UCC (a)), 73, 68, 72; T Ford (MU Club B), 72, 72, 69
214       T Beaumont (Bangor), 70, 72, 72; S Mc Dermott (NUIG (a)), 70, 72, 72
215       W Small (Tandragee), 74, 69, 72; J Hearn (Tramore), 73, 67, 75; J Hapgood (Wales), 72, 69, 74
216       R Moran  (Castle), 74, 73, 69; H Duggan (Kilkenny), 70, 72, 74
217       A Lennie (Clandeboye), 69, 74, 74
218       Z Glynn (Bray), 74, 71, 73; M McKenna (Dun Laoghaire), 71, 72, 75
219       M Fitzsimons (Ardglass), 76, 71, 72; M Kennelly (NUIG (a)), 72, 73, 74; G Carr (MU Club B), 72, 71, 76; J Quinn (DCU), 71, 72, 76; J McVicker (Ulster A), 71, 71, 77; S Desmond (UCC (a)), 69, 78, 72
220       E O’Brien (MU Club A), 77, 71, 72; L Flynn (Dun Laoghaire), 74, 72, 74
222       E Collins (DCU), 71, 76, 75; C Butler (MU Scholars A), 70, 75, 77
223       D Hourihan (UCC (b)), 70, 76, 77
224       O Crooks (Bushfoot), 74, 73, 77; M Mc Gurk (Warrenpoint), 72, 71, 81
226       J Bolger (Jnr) (Courtown), 76, 71, 79; R O’Doherty (NUIG (b)), 72, 74, 80
228       H Foley (The Royal Dublin), 72, 74, 82
235       R McCullough (Ulster B), 83, 71, 81

Women’s:
216       M Doyle (MU Club B), 74, 72, 70
221       C Casey (MU Women A), 73, 77, 71
227       R Mc Donnell (UCD B), 80, 74, 73; S Burke (MU Women A), 72, 79, 76
229       E Metcalfe (MU Women B), 77, 77, 75
231       M Dowling (MU Women B), 72, 86, 73
232       M Doyle (MU Women A), 81, 76, 75
236       A Ni Thuama (UCC (b)), 79, 77, 80
239       G McCarthy (Clonmel), 81, 77, 81
240       C Walsh (MU Women B), 83, 75, 82

Teams:
413       MU Scholars B, 134, 139, 140
414       MU Scholars A, 138, 138, 138
417       MU Club A, 140, 140, 137
426       MU Club B, 144, 143, 139
430       UCC A, 142, 144, 144
432       Ulster B, 144, 140, 148
444       MU Women A, 145, 153, 146
433       NUIG A, 142, 145, 146
449       MU Women B, 149, 152, 148
299       UCD A, 153, 146
441       DCU, 142, 148, 151
302       MU Club C, 152, 150
459       UCC B, 149, 153, 157
RTD     NUIG B, 147, 147; Ulster A, 150, 147; UCD C, 159, 145; TCD, 151, 152

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