Paul Dunne narrowly misses out on victory in Morocco
He was beaten on the first play-off hole by Edoardo Molinari19:08 Sunday 16 April 2017, 19:08 16 Apr 2017
Ireland's Paul Dunne came agonisingly close to his first win as a professional golfer after losing to Edoardo Molinari in a play-off in Morocco.
Dunne led going into Sunday's final round at the Trophee Hassan II in north Africa before being leapfrogged by the Italian as the day drew to a close.
Molinari posted a five-under final round of 68 to give him a tournament total of nine-under.
Dunne needed a birdie on the par five 18th to force a play-off and he duly obliged by getting to the edge of the final green in two. A tidy up and down saw him sign for a one-under round of 72 to force extra holes.
Ultimately, a wayward tee shot cost the Irishman although he had a putt on the first extra hole which would have seen the pair do it again.
It wasn't all bad news for Dunne as be bagged a career best finish.
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