Hickey wins Intervarsity Championship at Lahinch

Irish Intervarsity Championship

John Hickey (CIT) and Chloe Ryan (UCD) winners of the Irish Intervarsity Championship, Lahinch Golf Club, Clare, Ireland.  Picture: Golffile | Fran Caffrey 

John Hickey (CIT) captured the Irish Intervarsity Championship today after he put together a great six under par round.  After shooting a flawless 68 yesterday, the Cork Golf Club golfer went two better today.  Hickey had a steady front nine and turned on two under thanks to birdies on the 4th and 7th.  He parred the 10th and then had three consecutive birdies to get to five under for the day.  He added another birdie on the 18th to get to nine under for the tournament.  Hickey had to sit on the clubhouse lead while the last three groups played out the final holes.  Overnight leader Jack McDonnell was the closest challenger, nut he had a very mixed opening nine, and a bogey on the 15th dropped him back to -7.  He did birdie the last but that meant that the CIT golfer won his first national title by one stroke.  Cathal Butler (Maynooth) slumped to a 77 after a disappointing back nine, he finished in a tie for 9th place alongside James Sugrue (CIT) who shot a 72 in his final round.

“This is massive,” said Hickey, who is in his third year at Cork IT. “I haven’t really contended for anything for a long time. It’s comfortably my biggest win. I finished fourth last year and I was excited to come back and try and improve on that.”

Golffile.ie Inter Varsity Championship Round 3

Irish Intervarsity Championship, Round 3 Lahinch Golf Club

MEN

207 John Hickey (CIT) 73 68 66Smartphones Direct
208 Jack Mc Donnell (MU) 69 67 72
210 Kevin Le Blanc (MU) 69 71 70
211 Robin Dawson (MU) 72 70 69
212 Jordan Hood (MU) 75 66 71, Marc Nolan (IADT) 69 73 70
213 Ronan Mullarney (MU) 71 71 71
214 Eanna Griffin (MU) 74 74 66
215 James Sugrue (CIT) 71 72 72, Stefan Greenberg (UU) 71 69 75, Ted Collins (UCD) 70 71 74, Cathal Butler (MU) 69 69 77, Sean Flanagan (MU) 68 72 75
216 James Lindsay (UU) 69 71 76, Kyle McCarron (MU) 66 72 78
217 Gavin Fitzmaurice (UCD) 75 71 71, Kieran Lynch (MU) 74 74 69, Eoin O’Brien (MU) 69 74 74
218 Marc McCormack (MU) 77 70 71, David Foy (UL) 74 72 72
219 Shane McDermott (NUIG) 74 71 74, Ross Dutton (UU) 71 75 73, Sean Burke (NUIG) 71 74 74, Eugene Smith (MU) 71 73 75
220 Marc McKinstry (QUB) 76 70 74
221 Jonathan Quinn (DCU) 75 72 74, Andrew Mccormack (UL) 71 74 76
222 Michael Kennelly (NUIG) 75 73 74, Neil McKinstry (UU) 72 74 76, Gareth Mann (UCD) 72 68 82, Eoghan Collins (DCU) 70 77 75
224 Adam McSweeney (CIT) 69 76 79
225 Paul Kelly (MU) 73 75 77, James McVicker (UU) 71 77 77
NON-QUALIFYING
149 John Murphy (MU) 74 75, Liam Grehan (MU) 74 75, Niall Worth (DIT) 74 75
150 Colin Woodroofe (MU) 78 72
151 Ryan McCullough (UU) 74 77
152 Timmy Broderick (UL) 77 75, Ross Steedman (MU) 76 76, Ryan O’Doherty (NUIG) 75 77, James Lawlor (MU) 73 79
153 James Andrew O’Rourke (UCD) 78 75
154 Micheal Shiel (NUIG) 80 74, William Eickholt (DCU) 76 78, Michael O’Farrell (NUIG) 75 79
155 John Boylan (UCC) 80 75, Conor Roche (CIT) 78 77, Robert Browne (UCD) 77 78, Alastair McQuillan (UU) 77 78, Thomas Dillon (QUB) 77 78
156 Jonathan Doherty (DCU) 78 78, Aaron Ryan (MU) 77 79
157 Luke Branagan (DIT) 83 74, Bill Murray (UCC) 79 78, Eoin Goggin (CIT) 78 79
158 Gareth Carr (MU) 81 77
159 Philip O’Sullivan (QUB) 80 79, Nicholas Armstrong (TCD) 77 82, Aodan Comerford (NUIG) 72 87
160 John McCarthy (UCD) 77 83, Charles McGoldrick (NUIG) 77 83, Craig Foley (CIT) 76 84
162 Luke Cummins (CIT) 79 83
163 William Byrne (MU) 77 86, Patrick Hartnett (UU) 77 86
164 Alex Murray (DIT) 82 82
165 Jack Murphy (CIT) 85 80, Anton Brennan (NUIG) 80 85
166 Barry Fitzpatrick (DIT) 89 77, Eoin Conway (UCD) 81 85
167 Jason Daly (LIT) 90 77, Cian Feeney (MU) 84 83, Aaron Donegan (UCC) 81 86
170 Shane O’Neill Jnr (LIT) 83 87
173 Conor Harte (UCD) 84 89
NR Ronan O’Callaghan (MU) NR 76, Tristan Coakley (CIT) 86 NR, Barry O’Sullivan-Geaney (CIT) 86 NR
WD Craig Melvin (MU) 76 WD

WOMEN

217 Chloe Ryan (UCD) 73 73 71
221 Raychelle Santos (UU) 73 75 73, Mary Doyle (MU) 72 75 74
227 Shannon Burke (MU) 77 77 73
229 Meadhbh Doyle (MU) 73 76 80
231 Clodagh Walsh (MU) 78 74 79
240 Gemma McCarthy (MU) 78 78 84
NON-QUALIFYING
157 Rachel McDonnell (UCD) 76 81
160 Paula Walsh (UCC) 78 82
161 Aoife Ni Thuama (UCC) 82 79, Judithe Allen (UU) 80 81
167 Eleanor Metcalfe (MU) 86 81
172 Ruth Dillon (UCD) 85 87