Dunners Shines After Tip From Coach Ahead Of DP World Second Day 69.

Dubai, UAE …

Paul Dunne gained from a pre-round tip by coach, Justin Parsons and confidently turned around a first day 72 with a second round 69 for a brighter-looking  three-under par tally in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Dunne, who admitted he was searching for answers after a first of five birdies but also five bogeys, turned that around with four second round birdies and just the one dropped shot to be just inside the top-30 and eight shots behind Englishman Matt Wallace (65) who heads the season-ending field by a shot on 11-under par.

And this was a day after Wallace had been fined £3,000 for slow play.

Paul Dunne was happy with a 69 and so was this young girl working the scores in the group on day two of the DP World Tour Championship (Photo – @tourmiss)

Dunne birdied both the third and seventh holes for a second day running and while dropping a shot at the eighth, and this after also taking a bogey at the same hole on Thursday, he then birdied the 12th and 16th holes of the Earth Course.

“I am a lot happier as I played a lot better,” he said.

“I hit two loose tee shots but thankfully they didn’t cost me too dearly as I made par after being in a bunker while the other was a loss ball on eight which was a bit of a killer.

Paul Dunne delights his young fans on day two of the DP World Tour Championship (Photo @tourmiss)

“So, apart from that I did hit a lot of nice tee shots while my iron-play was much better today while I am rolling the putter quiet well, and I can keep it fairly consistent on the greens I feel as though I can produce a good score out there.

“Three-under is pretty solid but I am going to need to produce two lower rounds than that if I want to have a really good week.”

Dunne then revealed he had asked coach, Justin Parsons to look over his game while warming-up on the range ahead of his round and it was something that Parsons observed that struck a cord with the Greystones golfer.

“I don’t normally ask for a second opinion but I just wanted to have something in my head teeing-up today so I asked Justin Parsons to have a look at me,” said Dunne.

“Other people have a way of phrasing things differently so, it was a fresh perspective. Someone says the same thing slightly differently and it just clicks in your head.

“I was going out just thinking even if I hit three shots that are exactly as I pictured, it is something to go with because I didn’t hit any of them yesterday.

“I hit a few more than three which is nice.”


And Shane Lowry will be hoping for a very low third round to ensure himself a late Sunday tee-time given he’ll be up to the early hours of Sunday morning (UAE) time watching TV coverage of Ireland hopefully lowering the All Black colours.

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