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
Junior Season (2013-14)
Division I PING All-America Third Team ... helped Team Europe to a victory at the 2014 Palmer Cup ... played in The 2014 Open Championship ... Division I PING All-Southeast Region ... 2014 Conference USA Golfer of the Year and First Team All-Conference USA honoree ... three-time Conference USA Golfer of the Week ... led the 2013-14 squad with a 71.5 stroke average ... ranked first on the team in percentage of rounds counted (90), rounds at or under par (20), scoring differential (2.51), top-five finishes (5), top-10 finishes (6), top-20 finishes (10), tournaments at or under par (5), and wins (2) ... won the 2013 Georgetown Intercollegiate and 2014 Samford Intercollegiate ... placed in the top-20 in six of the last seven events of the season, including four top-five finishes ... CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team ... Conference USA All-Academic Team ... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Academic Medal recipent.
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 ... fired a career-best seven-under par 65 in the final round ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Academic Medal recipent.
Freshman Season (2011-12)
Competed in 12 tournaments during his freshman season with UAB ... 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) ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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.