Print Edition - 2017-10-03  |  Sports Digest

Dunne holds off McIlroy for title

- AFP, NEWCASTLE

Oct 3, 2017-

Ireland’s Paul Dunne celebrated a maiden European Tour victory as he denied a charging Rory McIlroy to capture the British Masters title in Newcastle on Sunday with a spectacular final round of 61. The 24-year-old Dunne laid the platform for a closing 18-hole effort of nine-under-par with three birdies and an eagle in his first six holes. That gave him a combined tournament total of 20 under-par and a win by three shots from McIlroy, with Sweden’s Robert Karlsson, who had led by a shot heading to the final day, posting a 66 for third place at 16-under par. Four-time major winner McIlroy had moved to within a shot of Dunne in shooting 63 on Sunday for a total of 17-under.

Published: 03-10-2017 08:50

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