May 7th, 2018

Ireland claim victory at the GolfSixes

As they beat France in the final

Ireland claim victory at the GolfSixes

Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne won the second GolfSixes title at Centurion Club in St Albans to claim victory for Ireland, as they beat Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel of France 2-0 in the final.

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Ireland claim victory at the GolfSixes Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne won the second GolfSixes title at Centurion Club in St Albans to claim victory for Ireland, as they beat Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel of France 2-0 in the final.

It proved to be a breakthrough event for twenty-three-year old Moynihan, who started the event as World No 441, and hadn’t made the cut in his previous eight European Tour event. But with this victory, he will go back to Ireland €100,000 richer for his troubles.

Dunne and Moynihan finished Saturday on top of Group C with victories in two of their three matches, resulting in a quarter final on Sunday was against the England Women’s team of Charley Hull and Georgia Hall. 

Georgia Hall and Charley Hull were all square against Ireland after three holes, but went on to lose 2-0 after a pair of fine birdies from the Irish team, with Moynihan contributing yet again by pitching to within a foot on the par three fifth.

Charley Hull was still putting up a fight, and just missed her chip from off the green to take the match up the final hole, but it was Ireland who were to progress to the semi finals, and a match with South Korea. 

And it was Moynihan who made a crucial birdie on the first play off hole to secure victory over the South Koreans in the semi-finals, so this will be a day that sits long in his memory. 

The England men's team of Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace,  lost the opening hole of their quarter final match against France, after a nasty three putt, and when France birdied the fourth it was game over.

France then had to take on Australia in their semi finale, and made light work of it with three birdies to win 3-1.

In the final Dunne and Moynihan got off to a fast start, taking the first and third holes to secure a 2 & 1 victory, and their €200,000 of the €1,000,000 prize fund.

South Korea's Soomin Lee and Jeunghun Wang took third place with a 3-0 win over Australia.

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Ireland claim victory at the GolfSixes

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