Alan Dunbar (Rathmore)
19 April 2012
Dunbar to lead Irish Challenge
An elite field will represent no fewer than eight countries at the Irish Amateur Open which takes place at The Royal Dublin Golf Club from May 11-13.
With the cut falling at +0.4, players from Australia, United States of America, Germany, The Netherlands and France will be among those seeking to lay claim to the prestigious title.
Scotland’s James White, who plays off +4.6, holds the lowest handicap in the field while Walker Cup star Alan Dunbar (Rathmore) is the lowest Irish player in the field, off +3.1.
First played in 1892 and held every year with the exception of the War Years up to 1959, and revived in 1995, the Irish Amateur Open can boast a strong history of producing great Champions including Joe Carr (three times), Jimmy Bruen, Tom Craddock, Padraig Harrington, Michael Hoey, Noel Fox, Louis Oosthuizen and Pedro Figueiredo.
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