Mullarney well back in Patriot All-America Invitational
 The Patriot All-America Invitational benefits "Folds of Honor", which provides scholarships and other assistance to families of fallen or disabled US soldiers

The Patriot All-America Invitational benefits "Folds of Honor", which provides scholarships and other assistance to families of fallen or disabled US soldiers

Maynooth University's Ronan Mullarney added a 74 to his opening 75 to share 65th place heading into Sunday's final round of The Patriot All-America Invitational in Arizona.

The Galway native is nine-over-par and 15 shots adrift of Baylor University's Garrett May, who shot one-under 69 in the second round to lead by a shot on six-under-par at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park.

May is one shot ahead of University of Arizona Senior George Cunningham (69), SM Lee of Dalton State College (66) and Mason Overstreet of the University of Arkansas (68).

Reigning NCAA Individual champion and 2015 Patriot All-America champion, Braden Thornberry is lurking just two shots behind May on four-under-par thanks to a second round 66.

Thornberry, a junior at Ole Miss, is currently ranked second in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Mullarney is making his debut in the event, which is now in its seventh year.

Teammate Jordan Hood was also making his first appearance but he was forced to withdraw on the fifth hole in the first round after suffering suspected torn ligaments in his left hand.

Patriot All-America Invitational, The Wigwam (Par 70)

Detailed scores

1 May, Garrett 65 69 -6 (134)
T2 Lee, SM 69 66 -5 (135)
T2 Cunningham, George  66 69 -5 (135)
T2 Overstreet, Mason 67 68 -5 (135)
5 Thornberry, Braden 70 66 -4 (136)
6 Schniederjans, Luke  67 70 -3 (137)
T7 McCarthy, Joshua 70 68   -2 (138)
T7 Lee, Walker 72 66 -2 (138)
T7 Gronlund, Ryan 67 71 -2 (138)
T7 Walsh, Thomas 69 69 -2 (138)
T7 Paysse, Andrew 68 70 -2 (138)

Irish

T65 Mullarney, Ronan 75 74 +9 (149)
WD Hood, Jordan WD