Six wins for Ireland as McElhinney triumphs

Donegal's Brian McElhinney extended Ireland's magical winning streak with a one-stroke victory on the PGA Europro Tour in London.

The 25-year-old from Burnfoot closed with a four-under par 68 to finish on seven-under par and take the £10,000 (€12,700) winner's cheque at The Shire.

The former Walker Cup star and 2005 British Amateur champion became the sixth Irish professional to win this year since Graeme McDowell set the ball rolling at the Ballantine's Championship in Korea seven weeks ago.

Damien McGrane, Darren Clarke and Peter Lawrie won the last three European Tour events with Belfast's Michael Hoey taking the Challenge Tour's Moroccan Classic on Sunday.

After going joint top of the money list, McElhinney said: "It’s definitely great to be Irish in golf right now. I'm delighted. I didn’t hit the ball great but I didn’t hit it into any bother. I putted great – I holed a lot of key putts when I needed to hole them."

Greystones' Alan Murray closed with a sensational, eight under par 64 to share second place on six-under par with England's Aran Wainwright and Scotland's Barry Hume.