Freshman Season (2011-12)
|Paul Dunne -
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.
Coach Kaufman Says:
"I consider Paul to be one of the top up-and-coming players around. I think he is one of the top prep players we have ever signed here at UAB. I am expecting big things from him in the future."