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Paul Dunne claims first European Tour win at British Masters in Newcastle
Ireland’s Paul Dunne is this morning celebrating his first professional tour victory after an outstanding final round of 61 saw him hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy to secure victory at the British Masters at Close House Resort in Newcastle yesterday. The 24 year old finished with an wonderful chip in on the 18th for an impressive over all score of 20 under par to see off McIlory and Sweden’s Ryder Cup vice captain Robert Karlson by 3 and 4 strokes respectively. The British Masters was Dunne’s 51st appearance on the European Tour, and a 51st Irish victory on the Tour. The win earns him £500,000. The win also gives Dunne a 2 year exemption on the European Tour and is sure to elevate him from his pre-tournament positions of 34th in the latest Race to Dubai standings and 192nd in the world rankings.
Dunne's winning formula ????
??Scrambling – 18/ 21 (2nd)
?Putts per GIR – 1.65 (6th)
????Birdies or better – 22 (T1st)
?Bogeys or worse – 3 (1st) pic.twitter.com/YodjlIcX8w
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 2, 2017
Speaking after his win the Greystones native said “I learned a lot in the last year and that has really helped me, but no matter how much you learn, and how much you tell yourself you have learned, until you do it [win], it’s different. Once you do it, no one can take it away from you, so it means everything.”