Alan Dunbar

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Alan Dunbar
AlanDunbarStAndrewsLinksTrophy2012.jpg
Dunbar receiving the 2012 St Andrews Links Trophy
Personal information
Full nameAlan Dunbar
Born (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 29)
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Northern Ireland
ResidencePortrush, Northern Ireland
Career
Turned professional2013
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2013
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2012

Alan Dunbar (born 30 April 1990[1]) is a Northern Irish professional golfer who won the 2012 Amateur Championship at Royal Troon.[2] His home club is Rathmore Golf Club near Portrush, County Antrim.[3]

Dunbar won the Ulster Youths Amateur Open in 2008,[4] the St Andrews Links Trophy in 2009 and the North of Ireland Amateur Open and the Irish Open Amateur in 2010.[5][6]

Dunbar played in the winning 2011 Walker Cup team. Partnered with Paul Cutler they won both their foursome matches, although Dunbar lost his singles match on the final day.

Dunbar won the Amateur Championship in June 2012 defeating Austrian teenager Matthias Schwab by one hole at Royal Troon. Dunbar and Schwab exchanged the lead five times in the 36 hole final. Schwab led by 1 hole after the morning round but after 5 holes of the afternoon Dunbar was 2 holes ahead. However Schwab was again 1 hole ahead with 2 holes to play, but Dunbar won the last two holes to gain a narrow victory.[7]

Dunbar has played in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Irish Opens but has failed to make the cut on each occasion. In the 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush he opened with a 71 (-1) but in the second round shot a 78.

His victory in the 2012 Amateur Championship brought Dunbar an invitation to the 2012 Open Championship. He had a disappointing opening round of 75 which included a triple-bogey and two double-bogeys and despite a second round 71 he missed the cut.

The Amateur Championship win also gave him automatic qualification to the 2013 Masters and 2013 U.S. Open provided he remained an amateur. He played in the Masters then turned professional, forfeiting his exemption to the U.S. Open.[8] Dunbar made his professional debut at the Challenge de Madrid, an event on the second-tier Challenge Tour, where he missed the cut.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Open Championship Current Field - 2012: Alan Dunbar". Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Alan Dunbar targets professional career after British Amateur win". 25 June 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Rathmore Golf Club". Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Ulster Youths Amateur Open Championship". Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Record of winners & Runners-up in the North of Ireland Amateur Open Championship". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Past winners of the Irish Amateur Open Championship". Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Alan Dunbar wins The 117th Amateur Championship". Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  8. ^ Betscher, Fatiha. "Javier Ballesteros joins Alan Dunbar making Madrid event Challenge Tour Debut". Retrieved 22 April 2013.

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