Thursday 20 September 2018

WATCH: Lovely moment as Shane Lowry embraces fellow Irishman Paul Dunne following British Masters win

Paul Dunne celebrates after winning the British Masters and (inset) he is congratulated by fellow Irishman Shane Lowry
Paul Dunne celebrates after winning the British Masters and (inset) he is congratulated by fellow Irishman Shane Lowry

He secured a top 10 finish himself with a solid four days' golf, but you couldn't wipe the smile off Shane Lowry's face as Paul Dunne chipped in on the 18th green to win the British Masters.

Dunne's delicate chip-in for birdie secured a brilliant round of -9 to finish the tournament on -20, three shots ahead of Rory McIlrory on -17.

Lowry will be happy with his performance as he carded a final day -3 to finish on -13 and the affable Offalyman was first to embrace Dunne as the Wicklow man strolled triumphantly off the 18th green.

Padraig Harrington led the praise on Twitter for his fellow Irish golfer.

"Great day for Irish golf. A new winner on tour @dunners11.Hopefully the first of many for the next generation of young Irish golfers," tweeted Harrington.

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