Ireland’s Dunne, Moynihan Win GolfSixes Title

On Sunday at the Centurion Club, Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan beat France’s Mike-Lorenzo Vera and Romain Wattel 2-0 in the finale to capture the 2018 GolfSixes title.

Dunne and Moynihan won the second edition of the unique team event by finishing with five wins and one loss over two days in St Albans, England.

After finishing on top of Group C in Saturday’s matches, the Irish duo went birdie or better on 12 of the 17 holes they played on Sunday en route to wins over the England Women, South Korea and finally the French.

Moynihan and Dunne, who played together on the victorious Walker Cup team in 2015, will split the 200,000 euro prize.

“When you have the tricolour besides your name it becomes a little bit more serious,” said Dunne.

“We’re happy to represent Ireland well, have a nice trophy under the belt and it kind of sets well to kick on for the rest of the season.

“It’s an individual game and it’s nice to get together with a partner, especially like Gavin, who I’ve been friends with for a long time and have success like this.

“We just played really solid all week. Gavin was hitting some amazing iron shots and, obviously, the pivotal moment for us was him chipping in on the play-off against the South Koreans.”

Moynihan added: “We know each other’s games so well and we’re comfortable with each other. We had a game plan coming in and the course set up well for us, I think.

“We had fun. Honestly it was the best fun I’ve had on the golf course since I’ve turned pro. It was a great few days.”

THE FINAL SIX-HOLE MATCH

Hole 1: Ireland wins, Ireland 1-0
Hole 2: Hole Halved, Ireland 1-0
Hole 3: Ireland Wins, Ireland 2-0
Hole 4: Hole Halved, Ireland 2-0
Hole 5: Hole Halved, Ireland wins match 2-0

In the consolation match, the South Korean pair of Soomin Lee and Jeunghun Wang birdied the second, fourth and fifth to beat Australia 3-0.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Ireland
2. France
3. South Korea
4. Australia


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