Paul Dunne leads the Blazers with a two-round total of 143
Blazers are in eighth place after round one
UAB tied for fourth place last season
McDonald and Sutton tied for second place at five-under par
UAB one-stroke behind first place Mississippi State after day one
NCAA Regional First Round
Sophomore Season (2012-13)
One of three golfers to play in all 12 tournaments for the Blazers, averaging a 74.5 over 34 rounds ... recorded one top-10 and six top-25 finishes on the season, including a season best tie for fifth place showing at the Warrior Wave Invitational ... at that tournament, Dunne fired a career-best seven-under par 65 in the final round.
Freshman Season (2011-12)
Competed in 12 tournaments during his freshman season with UAB ... he shot his lowest 36-hole score of 137 (-5) in the Hummingbird Intercollegiate, which was good for second place ... Dunne's lowest 18-hole score also came at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate were he carded a five-under-par 66 in the second round ... he helped the Blazers to a third place finish in the NCAA Stanford Regional by recording his best 54-hole score of 210 (E).
A standout golfer on the Ireland junior circuit and considered one of the top junior players in his country ... a member of the Irish Youth National Team ... claimed a four-stroke victory at the Irish Under-18 Boys Championship ... selected to represent his country at the European Amateur Team Championship at Oceanico Victoria Golf Club, Portugal ... captured the 2010 Irish Youths Amateur Championship title with a four-round total of 287 (73-73-71-70), finishing two shots ahead of the competition ... in doing so, he joined a list of past champions that includes professional stars Padraig Harrington and Louis Oosthuizen ... just missed defending his championship title in 2011, finishing third-place overall.
Full name is Paul Colum Dunne ... born Nov. 26, 1992 in Dublin, Ireland ... son of Colum and Michelle Dunne ... intended major is business finance ... has an older brother, David, and older sister, Alison.