Gavin Moynihan to make professional debut at Italian Open

Gavin Moynihan was a member of the GB and Ireland Walker Cup team
Gavin Moynihan is a former student of the University of Alabama

Gavin Moynihan, a member of the winning Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team, is to make his professional debut at this week's Italian Open.

The 20-year-old two-time Irish Amateur champion contributed two points to the 16½-9½ victory over the USA at Royal Lytham & St Annes at the weekend.

"It is a very exciting time for me and I just can't wait to get started in Italy," said the Dubliner.

"I have known for some time I would turn pro after the Walker Cup."

Moynihan has joined Chubby Chandler's ISM management company.

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