Sunday 19 January 2020

Dunbar aiming for Bonallack glory drive

Alan Dunbar. Photo: Getty Images
Alan Dunbar. Photo: Getty Images

Rathmore's Alan Dunbar is straight into the action for Europe in their Bonallack Trophy match against Asia-Pacific at the Monte Rei Golf and Country Club in Portugal this morning.

The former Irish Open champion -- a member of the victorious 2011 Walker Cup team -- lines up in the first set of foursomes with Welsh international Rhys Enoch.

They are in the fourth game out on the course against New Zealand pair Matthew Perry and Benjamin Campbell.

This is the first Bonallack Trophy match for four years as the 2010 clash scheduled to have been played in India could not go ahead due to the disruption to travel arrangements caused by the ash cloud.

Northern Ireland's Paul Cutler, who was named in the 2010 team, spent several days at Heathrow Airport hoping against hope that the ash cloud would clear and allow the match to go ahead.

In 2008, Europe won the Trophy at Valderrama in Spain, and Welshman Andrew Morgan, who captains the team, is determined that it should be retained, although he's without the star of the Walker Cup triumph Rhys Pugh, winner of all his games at Royal Aberdeen.

Irish Independent

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