Round-up: Yates leads Irish Colleges Strokeplay; McBride struggles at Jones Cup;
  JONATHAN YATES (NAAS) DRIVING AT THE 6TH TEE DURING THE 2015 IRISH AMATEUR CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP AT TRAMORE GOLF CLUB (18/05/2015). PICTURE BY PAT CASHMAN

 

JONATHAN YATES (NAAS) DRIVING AT THE 6TH TEE DURING THE 2015 IRISH AMATEUR CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP AT TRAMORE GOLF CLUB (18/05/2015). PICTURE BY PAT CASHMAN

UCD's Jonathan Yates fired a one over par 71 to lead the individual standings by one stroke from Maynooth University's Sean Walsh and by two from Maynooth's Jack McDonnell after the first round of the Irish Colleges Stroke Play Championship at stormy Strandhill.

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Maynooth UniversityB leads the team standings on 10 over 220 by five from NUI Galway with UCD A  and Maynooth C six and 10 back respectively.

Individual standings

71 Jonathan Yates

72 Sean Walsh

73 Jack McDonnell

74 Sean Burke, Ryan O'Doherty, Ross Steedman

75 Colin Woodroofe, Ross Dutton, Alan Lowry

76 Gavin Fitzmaurice, Adam McSweeney, Ben Murray, Gregory O'Mahony

77 Cathal Nolan, Brian Doran, Kyle McCarron, Liam Grehan

78 Declan Reidy, Colm Hughes, Conor O'Mara, Ryan Gribben, Rachel Taylor, Dylan Lambe, Henry Clark

79 Harry McHugh, Cathal Butler, Ryan McCullough, Shannon Burke, Gary Ward, Ted Collins, James Lindsay

80 Jack Blake, Marc Nolan

81 Jack Boyd, Daniel O'Byrne, Meadhbh Doyle, Conor Harte

82 Matthew Butterly, David Byrne, Tristan Probst, Jack Walsh, Bill Murray, Neil McKinstry

83 Conor Fitzgerald, Jack Alton, Alastair McQuillan

84 Gareth Mann, David O'Sullivan, Andrew Magee

85 Frank Bruen, Ian Bentham

86 Chris Boylan, Cian Kidney, Raymond Crotty, Andrew Bonham

87 Rory Devitt, Jack Ward, Glen Mowat, John McCarthy, Charles McGoldrick

88 Laura Doherty, Adam Harkness

89 Philip O'Sullivan, Tristan Coakley, Ronan Molloy

90 Jack O'Flynn

91 Duane Topham

94 Cillian Tully, Brian Dunne

95 Conor McGowan

97 Jordan Mackin

102 Finbar Fouhy

Hossler wins Jones Cup Invitational, McBride well back

Texan Beau Hossler closed with a 70 to win the Jones Cup Invitational by six shots on two under par from North Augusta's Matthew NeSmith and Canada's Blair Hamilton

Hossler was was the only man in the field to break par and scoring was so tough at Ocean Forest Golf Club at Sea Island that top international Paul McBride finished 78th on 28 over.

If the organisers wanted to identify the best player, they may well have achieved their goal. But with scores soaring into the 80s, one wonders if the players had any fun at all.

Scores

The win gave Hossler a sponsor's exemption for the PGA Tour's RSM Classic, which is played at Sea Island in November.