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American Brooks Koepka won €25,600 as he romped to his second Challenge Tour title with a seven-shot victory in the Montecchia Golf Open presented by POLAROID.
But Rathmore’s Alan Dunbar can also be pretty pleased with his first tour cheque for the modest sum of €544 given the way he battled to make the cut in the weather-delayed second round on Saturday morning.
Gareth Shaw’s first taste of life in the final group of a Challenge Tour event ended in disappointment but there was better news as Alan Dunbar made his first cut as a tour professional.
Gareth Shaw’s biggest regret from last season is that he topped the Alps Tour money list without winning an event. But after adding a 68 to his opening 65 to lie a shot behind clubhouse leader Jamie Moul, the Lurgan native is hoping he can capture the Challenge Tour’s Montecchia Golf Open presented by POLAROID.
Galgorm Castle professional Gareth Shaw was delighted to finish with six birdies in his last 10 holes to lie just a shot off the lead in the weather-delayed Montecchia Golf Open in Italy.
François Calmels complete a stunning, wire-to-wire, seven-shot win in the Challenge de Madrid. But it was also a positive week for Simon Thornton and Gareth Shaw as they moved up the Challenge Tour rankings.
Simon Thornton and Gareth Shaw will be slamming their foot to the floor in search of a big finish in the Challenge de Madrid at El Encín Golf Hotel.
Alan Dunbar confessed that he lost his swing as stiff winds and tough pins led to him missing the cut by two shots on his professional debut in the Challenge de Madrid.
Amateur Champion Alan Dunbar got his professional career off to a rip-roaring start with eight birdies - including three in his last four holes - at the Challenge de Madrid.
Irish golf has produced 19 Ryder Cup players since Fred Daly in 1947 and had at least two representatives on every European team since 1999, when Pádraig Harrington made his debut. But How many homegrown players will make Paul McGinley’s 2014 Ryder Cup team?
The list of illustrious casualties was of no comfort to Ballymena’s Chris Devlin as he limped away from the European Tour Qualifying School facing an uncertain future following the devastating quadruple bogey eight that wrecked his tour dream.