Paul Dunne's scintillating form continues at prestigious event in America

The Greystones golfer is into the quarter-finals of the US Amateur Championship.

Dunne faces a potential Walker Cup opponent in the next round.
Dunne faces a potential Walker Cup opponent in the next round.
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AS THE PAST few weeks have shown, Irish golf is in rude health and hot on the heels of Shane Lowry’s win at Bridgestone and Leona Maguire’s unprecedented success, Paul Dunne has continued his own scintillating form in America.

Dunne announced himself to the golfing world at the Open last month and he continues to ride the crest of a wave as the 22-year-old stormed into the quarter-finals of the prestigious US Amateur Championship in Chicago last night.

The Greystones golfer received an invite from the USPGA on he back of his remarkable performance at St Andrews and Dunne has already demonstrated his credentials at Olympia Fields this week.

Dunne recorded 3 and 2 victories of American’s Caleb Proveaux and then David Oraee on Thursday to book his place in the last 16 of a tournament previously won by Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus.

The 22-year-old will face Bryson DeChambeau at 9.30pm Irish time this evening.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods fired his lowest round in two years last night, launching his quest for a place in the Fedex Cup play-offs with a sparkling six-under-par 64 at the Wyndham Championship.

Wyndham Championship Golf Source: Chuck Burton

Woods, bidding to bounce back from a disappointing missed cut at last week’s PGA Championship, roared back to form with seven birdies and a bogey at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club.

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The performance was the former world number one’s lowest on the PGA Tour since a second-round, nine-under-par 61 at the 2013 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

It was also Woods best score in an opening round in three years, when he carded a 64 on the opening day of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship.

The round left Woods two off the lead, behind William McGirt, Erik Compton and Tom Hoge, who all carded eight-under-par 62s.

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