Ireland’s  Pádraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the  D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Czech Masters in Prague on Thursday, carding a bogey-free six-under 66 to sit two shots off the le(...)

Paul Dunne carded an opening round of 67 at the Scottish Open.  Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

There was nice and steady progress being made up the leaderboard for Paul Dunne in the first round of the Scottish Open at Gullane on Thursday. Until(...)

Headfort’s Brian Casey was the joint winner of the European Tour second stage qualifier at Panoramica in Castellon.  Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Brian Casey continued his sensational form by carding a five-under-par round of 67 to finish as joint-winner at Panoramica and progress into the final(...)

 Paul Dunne carded a five-under-par 66 to move up the leaderboard at Lumine Golf & Beach Club in the second stage of European Tour qualifying school. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Paul Dunne put his slow start behind him at the second stage of European Tour qualifying school in Spain on Saturday with a five-under-par round of 66(...)

 Gavin Moynihan of The Island made a strong start to European Tour second stage qualifying at El Saler in Valencia. Photograph:   Jan Kruger/R&A Via Getty Images)

Walker Cup star Gavin Moynihan and Headfort’s Brian Casey shone brightest of the 12-strong Irish contingent on the opening day of the second stage of (...)