Thursday 13 December 2018

Paul Dunne misses the cut in Trophée Hassan II, despite hole-in-one

Paul Dunne. Photo: Getty Images
Paul Dunne. Photo: Getty Images Sportsdesk

Paul Dunne had a hole-in-one but still missed the cut as Spain's Alvaro Quiros took a one-stroke lead into the third round of Trophée Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Morocco.

The Greystones star aced the 17th, his eighth, to get back to one-over for the tournament but shot 76 to miss the three-over cut by two strokes.

Quiros (35) added a two-under 70 to his opening 67 to lead by a stroke on seven-under from Australia's Andrew Dodt.

Michael Hoey followed his opening 69 with a 79 to miss the cut by just one. Gavin Moynihan (23) missed his ninth cut in a row after a 76 left him six shots off the mark on nine-over.

On the PGA Tour, Seamus Power followed his 76 with a 77 to miss the cut in the Valero Texas Open, where Graeme McDowell was late out.

Meanwhile, Castle's Alex Gleeson had a double bogey six at the 18th to slip six shots off the pace entering today's final round of the European Nations Championship in Spain.

The former Irish Close champion shot a best-of-the-day 69 at Real Club de Golf de Sotogrande but, at three-over par, he's got work to do to catch England's Todd Clements, who shot a 71 to lead by three shots.

Naas' Jonathan Yates moved up to 10th on seven over after a 72 while Ireland lie second in the race for the team title, 15 shots behind England.

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