Waterford’s Robin Dawson is in action at the Bonallack Trophy in Doha.
The Tramore golfer is the sole Irish representative on the European side.
He won his opening foursome alongside Germany’s Marc Hammer 2&1
Europe are trailing Asia-Pacific by 5.5 to 4.5 after day one of the competition.
BONALLACK TROPHY DAY 1
Europe secured 3/5 available points in the afternoon foursomes to finish the day 1 point behind!
— European Golf Association (@EGA_golf) March 8, 2018
The Bonallack Trophy is played between two teams of twelve male amateur golfers representing Europe and Asia-Pacific. There are three days of play. The first two days comprise five foursomes matches each morning and five four-ball matches each afternoon. On the final day, all twelve team players compete in singles match play. A win counts as one point, a half yields half a point and a lost match returns zero. In the event of a tie, the trophy shall be retained by the holders. Europe retained the trophy in 2016.