Tramore golfer Robin Dawson was the star attracting on Wednesday as Ireland pushed into the silver medal position after Day 1 of the World Amateur Team Championship.
The Irish No. 1 amateur and world No. 8, started at the 11th hole, and hit a stunning round of seven under par at Carton House.
Robin Dawson was magic with his putter as he continued his round, including a 54-foot monster putt on his second hole. Having started earlier, Dawson's teammates John Murphy and Conor Purcell had struggled for birdies in the morning before Dawson kickstarted their charge.
They led the way at lunchtime before falling back to second-place at the close of play on Day 1. Dawson's highlights kept coming as a 51-foot putt on the 6th sealed a stunning round.
Showing real modesty, Robin remarked afterwards to www.golfnet.ie, "My all-round game was decent today." Robin's round score was only surpassed by one rival, Denmark's John Axelson who managed eight under par in a birdie fest in Kildare.
The tournament continues on Thursday. You can watch some of Robin's best bits in the video at the top of this article.