Paul Dunne- 10 Things We Now Know About Him
If you hadn’t heard of Paul Dunne before the Open Championship you will certainly know of him know now. Unfortunately it didn’t quite go for him in the final round, but after the way he played in the earlier rounds, he certainly left his mark.
For an amateur to be on the leaderboard going into the final round, and with a real chance at that stage to win it is very unusual. With all due respect to him, did many people know who he was going into the open, probably not, but as a top junior player and with an impressive amateur record, I’m sure he was well known on the golfing circuit.
Paul is only 22, therefore has a tremendous future ahead of him. He qualified for this years open as winner of the final qualifying at Woburn.
To Find Out More About Paul Dunne-read on!
Born: November 26, 1992
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5’ 8”
Home: Greystone, Ireland
College: University of Alabama Birmingham
10 things to know about Paul Dunne
1. Qualified for The Open as winner of the Final Qualifying at Woburn with rounds of 70-65, ahead of the likes of Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie.It was the second successive year he has won the Final Qualifier at Woburn.
2. In his one previous Open at Royal Liverpool, he missed the cut after rounds of 75-73 – 148 (+4)
3. Started playing golf at the age of 10 and then “properly” since he was 12. Son of Colum and Michelle Dunne, and has an older brother, David, and a sister, Alison. His brother is a performance nutritionist with Harlequins Rugby, Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club and British Canoe.
4. Graduated from University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) in Business Finance in April. Graeme McDowell is a fellow UAB alumni and played a practice round with him on Tuesday.
“He hit the ball very well. He’s long and he’s strong, and he looks like he’s got a very complete game,” McDowell said. “It’s a big day for him out there. I hope he goes and has a great day and kicks on.” – He sure has.
5. His caddie at The Open is UAB golf coach Alan Murray, a fellow Irishman. Murray was Golf Week’s coach of the year in 2014 after leading UAB to the NCAA Tournament.
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