Dunbar leads strong Irish side on quest to conquer World
British Amateur champion Alan Dunbar leads Ireland into action in Turkey today as they go in search of glory in the World Amateur Team Championships for the Eisenhower Trophy.
The trio of Dunbar, teenager Gavin Moynihan and Kevin Phelan will attempt to improve on the sixth-placed finish achieved by Ireland in the 2010 event in Buenos Aires.
A record 72 nations -- two more than the previous highest in South Africa in 2006 -- are competing over the Sultan and Faldo courses at Antalya, with France the defending champions. Ireland are in with a splendid chance as Dunbar is as good as anyone on his day and both Moynihan and Florida-based Phelan have been performing very well this season.
Dunbar will want to get into tip-top shape ahead of the second stage of the European Tour Q-School in November.
The Irish were pipped to victory by Scotland in the Home International championship in August, and they believe they can build on that display.
One round is played on each of the next four days, with two of the three cards counting each day. Dunbar is the first Irish player onto the Sultan course today, followed by Moynihan and then Phelan.