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28 May 2022

21-year-old Waterford man riding high on Irish Open leaderboard

21-year-old Waterford man riding high on Irish Open leaderboard

21-year-old Waterford man riding high on Irish Open leaderboard

Waterford golfer Robin Dawson has put himself right in contention at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Lahinch.

The 21-year-old who just turned pro last September was having his first crack at an Irish Open as a professional and he shot a brilliant two under par round of 68 on Thursday afternoon.

Dawson made a blistering start, going bogey-free and picking up three birdies on the front 9 to make the turn at three under par. 

He hit four under and was just a couple off the lead when he birdied 11 but three bogeys between the 14th and 17th holes dented what might have been an exceptional opening round. 

He made a shot back with birdie on 18 and the former star amateur signed for a very respectable 68, two under par, and a share of 31st place. 

Elsewhere for Waterford followers, Déise native Seamus Power is hovering above a very healthy cut mark on level par after an opening round of 70. 

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