Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off during the opening round of the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano - Parco Reale di Monza. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

A run of four birdies in a row on the back nine propelled Paul Dunne up the leaderboard at the Italian Open as his good form shows no sign of waning. (...)

 John-Ross Galbraith: shot an opening round of 71 in the South of Ireland at Lahinch.  Photograph:  Tom Dulat/R&A/Getty Images

The early bird catches the worm even at the seaside and before fresh southwest winds made life tough for the afternoon starters, 21-year-old Newlands(...)

Gary Hurley: finished one stroke behind the winner. Photograph: Tom Dulat/R&A via Getty Images

Gary Hurley had to settle for a European Amateur Championship silver medal for the second successive year at the weekend when he failed by a whisker t(...)