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Dunne awarded place at US Amateurs
04 Aug 2015 14:02
Paul Dunne's eye-catching performance at the Open has earned him a place in the US Amateur Championship later this month.
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The 22-year-old Greystones golfer, who began the final round at St Andrews in a share of the lead, has been given special exemption by the United States Golf Association for the 17-23 August event.
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"Paul Dunne demonstrated his ability to compete with anyone by his outstanding play in the recent British Open at St Andrews," said Diana M Murphy of the USGA's Championship Committee.
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"The USGA is pleased that he will be joining the strong international field of 312 players in the US Amateur, our oldest national championship, at Olympia Fields."
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Contrary to previous reports, Dunne, who intends turning professional later this year, will not be competing in his first US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits next week.
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