O'Rourke and Grant smash Strandhill course records

Ian O'RourkeIan O’Rourke shot an eight under 62 to set a new course record at StrandhillUCC’s Ian O’Rourke and Ulster’s Paula Grant smashed the respective men’s and women’s course records in the second event of the 2012-2013 Intervarsity Series at Strandhill.  

O’Rouke shot a dazzling, eight-under-par 62 to coast to a five-shot win from NUIM’s Kieran Lynch, who came home in 32 for a 67.

Alan Lowry (NUIM) and Mark Morrissey (IT Sligo) also broke par in perfect conditions, shooting 68 and 69 respectively.  

In the ladies event, Grant carded a two-under 70, a new ladies course record to also cruise to a five-shot victory over Amy Farrell (DCU) and Sinead Sexton (NUIM).

According to the GUI, both events were played with full competition play conditions from the Championship tees on a fantastically prepared Strandhill links.

Intervarsity Series at Strandhill Golf Club

Men Par 70 SSS 70 CSS 72

62 I O’Rourke (UCC)

67 K Lynch (NUIM)

68 A Lowry (NUIM)

69 M Morrissey (IT Sligo)

70 S Carter (NUIM), D Byrne (NUIG)

71 R O’Sullivan (Cork IT), J Pierse (UCD), C O’Rourke (NUIM), S O’Connor (NUIM), E Craddock (NUIG), R Gribben (Ulster), J Lyons (NUIG)

72 C Rafferty (DKIT), R Carvill (Ulster), D Reidy (IT Sligo), D Loftus (NUIM), J Conroy (UCD), D O’Sullivan (UCD), M McClean (Ulster)

73 J Roche (NUIM), G Shaw (NUIM), S Kinch (NUIM), E O’Donovan (NUIM), R Pierse (UCD), R McKinstry (QUB), R O’Dwyer (NUIM), D Coghlan (TCD)

74 M Fitzgerald (Ulster), J Robinson (Ulster), D McDonough (NUIG), E Long (UCC), P Crawley (DCU), G Mowat (Ulster)

75 L Harnett (UCD), D Power (WIT)

76 M Kieran (IT Tallaght)

77 N Worth (DIT), J Hore (IT Tallaght)

78 S Guilfoyle (NUIM), A Stokes (TCD), D O’Connor (NUIM), G MacNamara (NUIM), B Cafferkey (IT Sligo), J Lindsay (Ulster), C Flanagan (UCD)

79 M Mulvany (IT Sligo), M Fahy (NUIG), E Cantwell (WIT), M Wylie (Ulster)

80 P Schmidt (DCU), S Rowland (IT Sligo)

81 G Tobin (UCD), B Lane (Cork IT), S McCarthy (NUIM), R Walsh (NUIM)

82 E Gaughan (IT Sligo), P O’Connor (Cork IT), P Cox (NUIG), R Munroe (NUIG), E Harris (Cork IT), E Higgins (Cork IT)

83 C Slevin (NUIM), S Stapleton (NUIM)

84 D Whitty (WIT)

87 A Hopkins (TCD)

Ladies Par 72 SSS 72 CSS 73

70 P Grant (Ulster)

75 A Farrell (DCU), S Sexton (NUIM)

76 C Ryan (UCD)

77 K Coey (Ulster), R Brady (Ulster), C Reynolds (DCU)

81 E Murphy (NUIM), J Boal (Ulster)

82 J Sykes (NUIM)

85 E McGuinness (NUIM)

91 E Dunne (IT Tallaght)