Mullarney wins Stirling play-off as Maynooth hit double top
Ronan Mullarney. Picture © CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY

Ronan Mullarney. Picture © CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY

Ronan Mullarney came out on top in a playoff for the individual title as Maynooth University claimed double success in the Stirling International Students' Tournament.

The Galway man birdied the 18th to card a five-under 67 to match Durham's James Glenn, who shot 70, on eight under par on the Torrance Course at  Fairmont, St Andrews.

Returning to the first for the playoff, Mullarney notched a textbook birdie three to claim the title with teammate  Caolan Rafferty snatching third place on three-under after closing 72 — ideal preparation for both as they had to Conwy for next week's Home Internationals where Ireland will be going for their fifth Raymond Trophy victory in a row.

Maynooth's strong finish saw them crowned team champions for the first time with a three-round total of 10 under par giving them 13 strokes to spare over Stirling I.
Eanna Griffin and Jordan Hood tied for tenth (St Andrews Peter Kerr was tied 13th) with TJ Ford solo 12th.

Maynooth finished fifth in the women’s competition with Eleanor Metcalfe tied for eighth on five over with Rachel Thompson tied 11th and Ciara Casey 13th behind Stirling's Nicola Slater.

Stirling I took the honours in the women's event, winning by eight strokes from St Andrews I.