OUTLOOK Arrived at the University of Alabama as one of the top junior players in Europe and is expected to be a key cog in this year's lineup ... one of three golfers who was named to Ireland's squad for the 2014 World Amateur Championship ... selected to the Great Britain and Ireland team for the 2013 Walker Cup Match where he led the GB&I team with two points ... 2012 Irish Amateur champion ... could be an instant contributor at the Capstone.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE) Returned home to Ireland following the 2014 fall season ... started in two tournaments for Alabama during the fall season ... tied for third on the team with a scoring average of 72.67 ... three of his six rounds were of par or lower ... all six rounds counted toward team scoring ... first competed at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate where he placed 19th at 5-over 221 ... tied his career 54-hole best at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 215 (5-over) and finished 21st.
2013-14 (FRESHMAN) Competed for Ireland at the World Amateur Championship, which was held in Karuizawa, Japan in September, 2014 ... led Ireland to an 11th-place finish at the tournament, as it finished with a team score of 27-under par 545 in a field that features 48 countries from around the world ... individually, he closed tied for 15th overall, recording four consecutive below-par scoring rounds ... finished with a 72-hole total of 13-under par 273 (69-70-64-70) ... competed in three tournaments for Alabama as a true freshman ... averaged a 72.89 per round, which ranked fifth on the team ... best finish came at the SMU Querencia Cabo Collegiate when he tied for sixth overall ... had a career-best 18-hole (71) and 54-hole (215) during the SMU event ... placed in 39th overall at the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational, while also competing as an individual at the Puerto Rico Classic.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS Boasts a long list of impressive accomplishments ... selected to play for the Great Britain and Ireland team at the 2013 Walker Cup Match ... 84th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings in August of 2013 ... won the 2012 Irish Amateur at The Royal Dublin Golf Club, becoming the youngest player ever to win the event at age 17 ... followed that victory by capturing the Peter McEvoy Trophy at the Copt Heath Golf Club ... finished second at the 2013 Irish Amateur ... tied for seventh at the International European Amateur ... member of the European Junior Ryder Cup in 2012 and played for the Irish Men's National Team at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey ... won the 2012 Faldo Series European Final (U18) and finished third at the 2011 Junior Players Championship at Sawgrass ... selected to the Eisenhower Trophy Team for Ireland ... captained the GB&I team in the Jacques Leglise ... won the Irish Order of Merit Award in 2012 ... finished third at the 2012 Irish Boys Championship and 92nd in the British Amateur, while boasting a 73.04 stroke average during the 2012 season ... won the 2012 All-Ireland Schools Match Play Championship ... also competed in Gaelic football. PERSONAL INFORMATION Son of Michael and Brid ... has two sisters, Hannah and Ella ... his home course is the Island Golf Club in North County Dublin ... majoring in pre-business at Alabama.