Griffin second, Sullivan third at Boyd Quaich Memorial

Ronan MacNamara

Ryan Griffin by Octavio Passos/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Ryan Griffin continued his sparking Old Course form with a second place finish at the 2023 Boyd Quaich Memorial in St Andrews.

The Maynooth University student secured the R&A Student Tour Series Order of Merit title here in April with a share of second place and a final round 66 on the Old Course saw him finish runner-up to Portugal’s Ben Willis on fourteen-under-par.

“I had a great few days in St Andrews. The week was fantastic and the weather held out lovely for us. St Andrews is just a fantastic place, anytime you get to go over there is an absolute treat never mind the middle of summertime,” said Griffin who represented an International side at the recent Arnold Palmer Cup.


“I played really well I was coming into the week with a lot of good golf under my belt so I knew I had a chance of a strong week in St Andrews. Every time you play the Old Course you just realise different ways of playing the holes, where to hit it, where not to hit it and avoid unnecessary mistakes and how to make birdies.

“Delighted with how I played and if you gave me fourteen-under at the start of the week I’d have taken it no problem! The guy Ben just played great golf as well and if you play great golf and beaten by better golf you’re never too disappointed so hats off to Ben.”

Carton House golfer Eoin Sullivan (Trinity College) took third place on -11 after a 69 while defending champion Eoin Murphy (Dundalk) of Maynooth University shot a level-par 72 for sixth place on eight-under.

Ronan McCrory took eleventh place on there-under with Samuel Gammell a shot further back while Robbie Cannon was plus two after a closing 70.

Conor Clarke was T23 while Mikey Mina Ronayne was T27.

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