Greenberg grabs Irish Students with back nine blitz; Doyle takes women's
 Men's winner Stefan Greenberg (Ulster) and women's winner Mary Doyle (Maynooth) after their victory in the 2017 Irish Students Amateur Open Championship at Bray Golf Club (01/09/2017). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Men's winner Stefan Greenberg (Ulster) and women's winner Mary Doyle (Maynooth) after their victory in the 2017 Irish Students Amateur Open Championship at Bray Golf Club (01/09/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Ulster University's Stefan Greenberg blitzed the back nine in Bray to clinch his first championship, the Irish Students Amateur Open in Bray, by a single stroke.

Home in four-under 32, Greenberg edged past a spirited challenge from Maynooth's Ronan Mullarney.

When the Galway man rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a closing 67 to post a five-under clubhouse target of 205, he led Greenberg by one, but the Tandragee man replied with an eagle three at the 15th to take a one-shot lead. 

After calmly negotiating the 16th and 17th in pars, Greenberg needed a par five at the last, and he duly delivered, finding the putting surface in three and two-putting, holing a nerve-testing three-footer to secure victory. 

Maynooth's Mary Doyle surged home in the Women's event, five shots clear of her college mate Ciara Casey, while Maynooth Scholars (b) clinched the team title by one shot from Maynooth Scholars (a).

Irish Students Amateur Open Championship Bray Golf Club (Par 70 Men Par 72 Women)

Detailed scores Men | Women |  Team

Men

204 S Greenberg (Ulster (b)) 68 69 67

205 R Mullarney (MU Scholars A) 68 70 67

207 J McDonnell (MU Club A) 71 69 67; A McDaid (Palmerstown Stud/DBS) 68 70 69

208 P Kerr (Royal Portrush/St Andrews Un.) 69 69 70; E Griffin (MU Scholars B) 68 70 70; A Fahy (MU Scholars B) 66 69 73; D Smith (Castle) 65 73 70

209 J Hood (MU Scholars A) 70 68 71

210 M Healy (Kinsale) 74 69 67

211 K McCarron (MU Scholars B) 68 73 70

212 A Ryan (Thurles) 72 69 71; J Sugrue (Mallow) 71 67 74; C Woodroofe (MU Club A) 69 73 70

213 R Williamson (Holywood) 74 71 68; B Murray (UCC (a)) 73 68 72; T Ford (MU Club B) 72 72 69

214 T Beaumont (Bangor) 70 72 72; S Mc Dermott (NUIG (a)) 70 72 72

215 W Small (Tandragee) 74 69 72; J Hearn (Tramore) 73 67 75; J Hapgood (Wales) 72 69 74

216 R Moran (Castle) 74 73 69; H Duggan (Kilkenny) 70 72 74

217 A Lennie (Clandeboye) 69 74 74

218 Z Glynn (Bray) 74 71 73; M McKenna (Dun Laoghaire) 71 72 75

219 M Fitzsimons (Ardglass) 76 71 72; M Kennelly (NUIG (a)) 72 73 74; G Carr (MU Club B) 72 71 76; J Quinn (DCU) 71 72 76; J McVicker (Ulster A) 71 71 77; S Desmond (UCC (a)) 69 78 72

220 E O'Brien (MU Club A) 77 71 72; L Flynn (Dun Laoghaire) 74 72 74

222 E Collins (DCU) 71 76 75; C Butler (MU Scholars A) 70 75 77

223 D Hourihan (UCC (b)) 70 76 77

224 O Crooks (Bushfoot) 74 73 77; M McGurk (Warrenpoint) 72 71 81

226 J Bolger (Jnr) (Courtown) 76 71 79; R O'Doherty (NUIG (b)) 72 74 80

228 H Foley (The Royal Dublin) 72 74 82

235 R McCullough (Ulster B) 83 71 81


Women

216 M Doyle (MU Club B) 74 72 70

221 C Casey (MU Women A) 73 77 71

227 R McDonnell (UCD B) 80 74 73; S Burke (MU Women A) 72 79 76

229 E Metcalfe (MU Women B) 77 77 75

231 M Dowling (MU Women B) 72 86 73

232 M Doyle (MU Women A) 81 76 75

236 A Ni Thuama (UCC (b)) 79 77 80

239 G McCarthy (Clonmel) 81 77 81

240 C Walsh (MU Women B) 83 75 82


Team

413 MU Scholars B 134 139 140

414 MU Scholars A 138 138 138

417 MU Club A 140 140 137

426 MU Club B 144 143 139

430 UCC A 142 144 144

432 Ulster B 144 140 148

444 MU Women A 145 153 146

433 NUIG A 142 145 146

449 MU Women B 149 152 148

299 UCD A 153 146

441 DCU 142 148 151

302 MU Club C 152 150

459 UCC B 149 153 157

RTD NUIG B 147 147; Ulster A 150 147; UCD C 159 145; TCD 151 152