Brabazon Trophy

Sharvin wins Brabazon Trophy as Ireland complete historic 1-2-3

Ireland’s case for four, five or even six places in the 10-strong Walker Cup team were strengthened on Saturday when Cormac Sharvin led a sensational and historic 1-2-3 for the boys in green in the Brabazon Trophy at Notts Golf Club.

Sharvin wins Brabazon Trophy as Ireland complete historic 1-2-3

Sharvin knocking on the door again in Brabazon Trophy

Ardglass’ Cormac Sharvin has been threatening to pull off a win for several weeks. Now he has a chance to finally do it after a five under par 67 gave him a one-stroke lead heading into Saturday’s final round of the Brabazon Trophy at Notts Golf Club.

Sharvin knocking on the door again in Brabazon Trophy

Amateur round-up: Brabazon Trophy, Dunne's Palmer Cup, Craig's Connacht Ladies

Brabazon Trophy — There was no luck for the Irish at Seaton Carew as Rushmore's Ben Stow closed with a seven under par 66 to claim the Brabazon Trophy.

Amateur round-up: Brabazon Trophy, Dunne's Palmer Cup, Craig's Connacht Ladies

Sharvin leads Brabazon; Moynihan one back

Arglass' Cormac Sharvin birdied two of his last three holes to move into a three-way tie for the lead heading into the final round of the Brabazon Trophy at Seaton Carew.

Sharvin leads Brabazon; Moynihan one back

Hurley and Co shift focus to Brabazon

The Irish Open is history now for Gary Hurley, Dermot McElroy and Gavin Moynihan as they turn their attention to this week's Brabazon Trophy at Seaton Carew.

Hurley and Co shift focus to Brabazon

Dunbar snatches second in Brabazon Trophy as Raymond wobbles

The 17th at Burnham and Berrow’s Championship course.Alan Dunbar boosted his strong Walker Cup hopes when he closed with a 69 to finish just a shot behind winner Neil Raymond in the Brabazon Trophy Burnham and Berrow.

Irish blown away at Brabazon Trophy

Alan Dunbar lost a ball on the fourth in the third round of the Brabazon Trophy at Burnham and Berrow.Alan Dunbar crashed from second to fourth after a third round 79 as Neil Raymond opened up a five-shot lead heading into the final round of the Brabazon Trophy at Burnham and Berrow.

Dunbar and Whitson lurking at Brabazon

Alan Dunbar is finding form at the right time. Credit: Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieHe might have finished boigey-bogey but Alan Dunbar gave his Walker Cup chances another huge boost when he fired six birdies in a three under 68 to keep leader Neil Raymond in his sights at the halfway stage of the Brabazon Trophy.

The talented Rathmore man is Raymond’s (68) nearest challenger, just two strokes adrift on two-under par at Burnham and Berrow in Somerset (Scores).

Watch out too for Mourne’s Reeve Whitson, whose one-over 72 left him tied for third with Peterhead’s Philip McLean and just seven shots behind.

Dunbar back on track at Brabazon Trophy

Alan Dunbar at Baltray last month. Credit: Jenny Matthews www.golffile.ieRathmore’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.