Paul Dunne says he is optimistic Ireland can successfully retain their GolfSixes title in Cascais this weekend. Dunne and team-mate Gavin Moynihan won the trophy at Centurion Club in St Albans last year, beating French duo Michael Lorenzo-Vera & Romain Wattel, but there is a change of scenery for the 2019 event.
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Oitavos Dunes Links in Portugal will host the tournament this weekend and the Irish pair, who are one of 16 teams competing, are looking forward to a fun week in the sunshine. “It’s set up for a fun format for the week,” Dunne told the European Tour’s website.
“There’s goodwill between all the competitors. Once we get on the course we’re going to want to win but it’s a good festival atmosphere around it. “The weather helps when you’re in the sunshine and everyone is in the rain at home. It’s a week we’re looking forward to, the format sets up quite well for myself and Gavin and hopefully, we can do what we did last year but you just never know over six holes.”
Giving his thoughts ahead of Friday’s play, Moynihan added: “I’ve been looking forward to this for the last few weeks. It’s always great playing team golf, even going back to the amateur days, playing home internationals and Walker Cup, they’re just a great week.”