Greystones golfer Paul Dunne began his PGA Tour career with an impressive top-15 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open in Torrey Pines.
Bad weather and high winds forced the tournament into a fifth day, which saw Dunne finish the tournament on level par after a five-over-par final round of 77.
Brandt Snedeker won the tournament without hitting a shot on Monday. The former Ryder Cup player finished his round on Sunday, shooting a three-under-par round of 69. He was the only player to go under par during the fourth round and beat KJ Choi by a shot.
Dunne's impressive finish earned him over $125,000 (€115,000 approx) for his top-15 finish. It is by far the biggest prize-money Dunne has won since turning professional.
The Wicklow star's performance has also earned him a place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open later this week in Arizona. Dunne will play at least three weeks in a row on the PGA Tour as he is already scheduled to play at Pebble Beach next week.
— Paul Dunne (@dunners11) February 1, 2016
It was an impressive weekend for Irish golfers in California. Shane Lowry also finished on level par to join Dunne in tied 13th place.