Alfred Dunhill Championship

Food poising ends Lawrie's forgettable season; Dunne and Phelan cut

Food poisoning forced Peter Lawrie to withdrew before the second round as Paul Dunne and Kevin Phelan were poised to miss the cut in the weather-delayed Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

Food poising ends Lawrie's forgettable season; Dunne and Phelan cut

Good start for Phelan but Leopard Creek bites Dunne and Lawrie

Rookie Paul Dunne shot a 73 but Kevin Phelan got the new season off to an excellent start with a two under 70 in the weather-delayed Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

Good start for Phelan but Leopard Creek bites Dunne and Lawrie

Dream debut continues; Dunne just one behind Walker Cup team mate in Scotland

Paul Dunne was disappointed not to shoot in the 60s on the Old Course but pleased to be just a shot behind Walker Cup team mate Jimmy Mullen and co-leader Anthony Wall at halfway in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Home of Golf.

Dream debut continues; Dunne just one behind Walker Cup team mate in Scotland

Dunne targets McIlroy-esque start to pro career; heading for Woburn and Portugal after Dunhill debut

Rory McIlroy all but earned his tour card by finishing third in the Alfred Dunhill Links in his second start just three weeks after turning pro. Now it's Paul Dunne's chance to grab a golden opportunity with both hands but while he knows he has the game to contend at St Andrews having grabbed all the headlines in The Open, he also knows there's only one Rory.

Dunne targets McIlroy-esque start to pro career; heading for Woburn and Portugal after Dunhill debut

Round-up — Power slips back at Q-School; Leopard Creek; Mauritius

Seamus Power carded his third successive sub-par score at the Web.com Tour Q-School but still lost ground on the leaders at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.

Round-up — Power slips back at Q-School; Leopard Creek; Mauritius

Lawrie bounces back; Harrington heading for Phoenix (chimp too)

European Tour — Peter Lawrie jumped right back on the horse at Leopard Creek in his first start since losing his European Tour card just three weeks ago.

Lawrie bounces back; Harrington heading for Phoenix (chimp too)

Phelan makes hay as Schwartzel shines again

Kevin Phelan picked up the biggest cheque of his short professional career - €15,300 in just his second European Tour appearance in the paid ranks - as Charl Schwartzel retained the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

Phelan makes hay as Schwartzel shines again

Phelan makes his move as Schwartzel dominates

Kevin Phelan continued his impressive start to his professional career with a solid third round 68 in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

The Waterford talent, 23, leapt from the cut line to joint 15th on four under par as he missed just two fairways and scrambled brilliantly, carding five birdies and just one bogey at one of the most punishing venues on the European Tour schedule. 

Phelan makes his move as Schwartzel dominates

Just three Irish survive Leopard Creek

Kevin Phelan, Gareth Maybin and Damien McGrane dug deep to make the cut by the slimmest of margins in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. Rookie Phelan closed with 10 straight pars to card a two over 74 and make it on the level par limit while Maybin (75) and McGrane (72) both played their back nines in two under to finish alongside the Waterford man in joint 49th.

Just three Irish survive Leopard Creek

Lowry and Hoey shine as Harrington finds form

American Peter Uihlein came close to the European Tour’s first 59 at Kingsbarns. © Getty ImagesShane Lowry, Michael Hoey and Darren Clarke are in contention at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship but the most significant round of the day from an Irish standpoint came from the struggling Padraig Harrington.

More headaches for Harrington

Padraig Harrington warms up with a few putts with his conventional putter. Picture by Norman Mowatt ‏@Beachcomber149 Padraig Harrington is not Oliver Wilson or Tom Lewis but considering his results crisis he could interpret their presence at the top if the leaderboard as a sign that the bad days don’t last forever.

Good news - Harrington has the fear again

Padraig HarringtonPádraig Harrington during a golf clinic at Diamond Golf Club in Austria last week. Pádraig Harrington needs a top 15 finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links to get close to the top 60 in the Race to Dubai who will qualify for the season ending DP World Tour Championship.

Charl the first wins by 12 this time

Charl Schwartzel claimed victory in back-to-back weeks with his win at Leopard Creek. Picture via sunshinetour.comHow do you top an 11-stroke win? Win by 12 the following week is one way and that’s exactly what Charl Schwartzel did in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.