There were a host of records, milestones and notable achievements for Paul Dunne after his maiden victory in the British Masters supported by Sky Sports.
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Dunne claims his first European Tour victory in his 51st appearance
Moves to 1,296,408 points in the Race to Dubai from 34th and up to 12th
Moves to 88th in the Official World Golf Ranking from 192nd
This victory beats his previous best 2017 European Tour finish of second at the Trophee Hassan II earlier this year
Becomes the 15th Irishman to win on the European Tour and the 51st Irish victory overall.
His score of 126 (-14) over the last two rounds is the lowest closing 36 hole for a first time European Tour win since David Llewellyn in 1987.
21 putts was all he needed on the final day with 7 out of 7 scrambles
Dunne hit just 6 fairways and 11 greens in regulation in his final round 61
Closing 61 equals the lowest finishing round by a winner this season with Hideki Matsuyama in the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational
His closing 61 was also two shots better than his previous low round
The last player to shoot a final round of 61 or better to win their first event was Rafa Cabrera Bello at the 2009 Austrian Open
260 is the lowest winning total of the season by four shots and the lowest since Sergio Garcia shot 257 in winning the 2011 Castello Masters
Dunne becomes the 14th first time winner on the European Tour in 2017 following: Harold Varner III (Australian PGA Championship), Sam Brazel (UBS Hong Kong Open), Dean Burmester (Tshwane Open), Matt Wallace (Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort), Renato Paratore (Nordea Masters), Dylan Frittelli (Lyoness Open powered by ORGANIC+), Jon Rahm (Dubai Duty Free Irish Open), Jordan Smith (Porsche European Open), Justin Thomas (US PGA Championship), Jason Norris (Fiji International), Adrian Otaegui (Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play), Julian Suri (Made in Denmark), Romain Wattel (KLM Open).
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