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Dunbar snatches second in Brabazon Trophy as Raymond wobbles
Dunbar back on track at Brabazon Trophy
Rathmore’s Alan Dunbar bounced back from some recent indifferent performances to lie just two shots off the lead after the opening round of the Brabazon Trophy in brutal conditions Burnham and Barrow.
Bidding for a place in September’s Walker Cup side to face the USA at Royal Aberdeen, the 21-year old Ulsterman opened with a one-over par 72 to finish the opening day alone in second place behind Corhampton’s Neil Raymond with Mourne’s Reeve Whitson a shot further back in joint third.
It was a day to forget, however, for West of Ireland and Irish Close champion Paul Cutler who shot an eight-over 79.