Mullarney tops again in Tralee

​​​Ronan Mullarney (Maynooth University) wins Irish Students Amateur Open at Tralee

  • 12 April 2018

Picture: Ronan Mullarney (Maynooth University) with the trophy after his victory at the Irish Students Amateur Open in Tralee | Golffile


Ronan Mullarney secured his second win in two weeks by clinching a one-shot victory at the Irish Students Amateur Open in Tralee.

Mullarney carded a final round 71 to finish the 54-hole tournament on three under par, one stroke clear of Maynooth University teammate Jack McDonnell. Fresh from his victory at The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament in St Andrews the week before, Mullarney prevailed again thanks largely to a superb second round of 66, which moved him into a share of the lead going into the final day.

Level with Alan Fahy (Maynooth University) at the start of round three, Mullarney made his move on the front nine, picking up three birdies before the turn. Fahy was two behind at that stage but it was Jack McDonnell who mounted the biggest challenge. McDonnell began the day one behind the leading pair. He birdied 18 to close with 71, the joint low round of the day, but Mullarney matched his effort to stay at the top.

In the team event, Maynooth's A side featuring Mullarney, Fahy and Cathal Butler took the honours. They were four shots clear of the field. And it was a clean sweep for Maynooth as Clodagh Walsh won the ladies event by 13 shots.