Sunday, May 06, 2018

 Dunne and Moynihan win GolfSixes 
Team Ireland
Image of Team Ireland (Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne) by courtesy of Getty Images  

Team Ireland won the second edition of GolfSixes in style as the team of Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan defeated Team France 2-0 in the final match of the innovative six-hole event at Centurion Club,
The St Albans venue was bathed in glorious sunshine over the weekend as over 10,000 fans - more than double the 2017 figure -  saw the European Tour break new ground once again as women's and mixed sides joined the 16 team field, with the England Women and European Women's teams both making it through to Sunday's knock-out stages. 
Ireland, who topped Scotland's initial group, met the England women's pair of Georgia Hall and Charley Hull in the quarter-finals, defeating them 2-0 and then secured their place against France in the final after defeating South Korea in a sudden-death play-off, with Gavin Moynihan chipping in from off the green after the teams finished their semi-final 1-1.
Ireland were birdie or better on 12 of the 17 holes they played on Sunday after finishing top of Group C. In fact, the only match Dunne and Moynihan lost all week was to the French team of Mike-Lorenzo Vera and Romain Wattel in Saturday's group stage.
The Irish pair - who played together in the victorious 2015 Walker Cup team -  started quickly in the final, winning the first and third holes to forge an early 2-0 lead which the French were unable to pull back.
Dunne claims his second victory on English soil in the last seven months, after winning the British Masters supported by Sky Sports in October, while it's Moynihan's first victory since joining the European Tour in 2016.
In the third/fourth place play-off game, South Korea defeated last year's runners-up Australia 3-0.
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To view the results breakdown, click here.


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