In-form Dunne set for joy of Sixes

Paul Dunne continued his assault on the world's top 50 when he clinched his fourth top-10 in his last five starts at the Volvo China Open.

The Greystones star (25) will move up five spots to 64th in the world today after he closed with a four-under 68 to finish tied for seventh, four shots behind maiden winner Alexander Bjork in Beijing.

Swede Bjork (27) shot a bogey-free 65 to win his maiden title by a shot from Spain's Adrian Otaegui on 18-under-par at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

Pleased with his bogey-free weekend, Dunne's still hoping his putter warms up when he partners Gavin Moynihan in this week's European Tour's GolfSixes event at Centurion Club in St Albans.

"I made only one putt outside of 10 feet and had no chip-ins or any real momentum changers," explained Dunne, who won €63,310 to jump seven spots to 30th in the Race to Dubai.

"Next week should be good fun with Gavin, and there's a lot of talk about the fun format but when we are there we are there to win our matches, and it will be as serious as any other event. 

"We have to represent the country, so hopefully we can do a good job." 

Moynihan desperately needs a good week after missing his tenth consecutive cut in the Turkish Airlines Challenge at Gloria Golf Club in Antalya.

He was part of the seven-strong Irish entry cut in its entirety as Denmark's Joachim B Hansen shot a six-under 66 to win his maiden Challenge Tour title by three shots from Italy's Lorenzo Gagli (67) and England's Jack Singh Brar (67) on 18-under par. 

On the PGA Tour, West Waterford’s Seamus Power clinched his second top 10 of the season in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. closing with a four-under 68 in foursomes with Canadian David Hearn to tie for 10th on 16-under par.

They finished six shots behind Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy, who fired a stunning, five-under 67 to win by a shot from Jason Dufner and Pat Perez on 22-under par.

Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter shot 73 to finish tied 22nd on 13 under with Pádraig Harrington and Shane Lowry two shots further back in 28th after a 71.