Greystones star Paul Dunne looks set for a sensational year after claiming his second win on the US collegiate circuit this season.
The reigning East of Ireland champion, 21, took home the individual honours for the second time in the 2013-14 season as the University of Alabama Birmingham men’s golf team finished in second place at the Samford Intercollegiate at the Hoover Country Club.
The victory also earned Dunne, who won the Georgetown Intercollegiate earlier this season, his second Conference USA Golfer of the Week award of the season, making him the first member of the UAB men’s golf programme to earn that honour twice in one season since Zach Sucher in 2008-09.
It marked the third time in his career than he has earned a C-USA Golfer of the Week accolade and he has now finished three tournaments at par or better this season, leads the team with 10 rounds at or under par.
“A fantastic tournament for him,” head coach Alan Murray said of Dunne's performance. “He handled himself really well. He is very patient. He is so competitive. At times, he can get too hot. But he handled it really well. He just keeps getting better all of the time.”
Dunne finished at even-par for the three-round tournament at the par-72, 7,001-yard course, clinching his second win with a one-under par final round of 71.
The UAB men’s golf team is back in action on March 14 at the Chris Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Georgia.