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Paul Dunne returns to action at this week’s Amundi Open de France looking to arrest a run of 10 missed cuts from his last 12 events as his playing privileges for next season increasingly come under pressure. 

Dunne has fallen to 116th on the Race to Dubai ladder with the top-117 projected to maintain their European Tour card for next season.  

It’s been an alarming fall from grace this term for the Greystones professional and one he’s enlisted the help of veteran caddie, Dave McNeilly to help put right. 

His latest missed cut came at this past week’s Italian Open in Rome where the 26-year old had opened with an encouraging round of 70 before slumping to a 77 and another weekend shortcoming. 

If his game doesn’t spark into life from Thursday at Le Golf National, Dunne will head for next week’s Portugal Masters at Vilamoura with it all on the line to ensure his safe passage into next season as a fully-fledged member of the European Tour. 

Dunne will have his 2018 GolfSixes winning partner, Gavin Moynihan for company this week in France with the pair hoping for some late season fireworks. The Mount Juliet touring pro is 162nd on the Race to Dubai but enjoyed home comforts in securing a top-10 finish last time out on Challenge Tour duty in Headfort. 

There’s plenty of star names lining up this week too with Martin Kaymerdefending champion Alex Noren and a host of winners on the 2019 Race to Dubai including Belgian Ryder Cup player Thomas Pieters, Sebastian Soderberg and Marcus Kinhult from Sweden, and South Africans Erik van Rooyen and Christiaan Bezuidenhout all in action. 

Thursday’s tee-times (Irish time) 

07.35 – Gavin Moynihan 

08.35 – Paul Dunne 

 

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