Maynooth University cruised into the lead in the Jerry Murray Notre Dame Invitational Tournament at windy Waterville.
A level par 72 from James Sugrue proved to be the best score of the day by five strokes and enough to give him a five-stroke lead over UCD's Jonathan Yates in the individual standings and put Maynooth 13 stokes clear of Texas A&M in the team competition.
It was tougher going for the reigning Irish Senior Cup holders in the European Men's Club Trophy at Minthis Hills Golf Club in Cyprus.
The students fell from joint third overnight to 11th on six over, 11 strokes adrift of leaders Racing Club de France, who have a three shot lead over Spain's Real Club de Golf de Castiello.
Ronan Mullarney (74) is the best of the bunch in the individual standings on two over 144, nine strokes behind Finland's Imari Saulo.
Alan Lowry (81) is tied 40th on 10 over 152 with Jack Walsh (75) on 154.