22-year-old Paul Dunne spoke like a veteran in his post-round interview as he finished the day leading the Open. Dunne is likely to go out in the final group on the last day with Sunday's playing partner Louis Oosthuizen who joins Dunne and Australian Jason Day on -12 going into the final 18 holes.
Dunne is getting a lot of praise for his demeanour both on the course and in interviews. It's interesting to hear him talking about looking at the leaderboard and seeing his name at the top thinking, "that's cool - I'm leading the Open on a Sunday", and his not phased by it one bit.
Each day this week Dunne has showed extraordinary composure and looked very relaxed. This has come across in his interviews, even dating back to Thursday after his first round where he was comfortable enough to make some jokes with the BBC interviewer:
At the very least, it's good to see Dunne looking up at the interview more now than he did on Thursday.
In contrast to Dunne who is playing his second Open, two-time champion Padraig Harrington has a completely different outlook to leaderboards, and actively tries to avoid looking at them during the round.
It's a compelling study between youth and experience, and it will be interesting to see how each player gets on.
For now though, it's just wonderful to look up at the top of the leaderboard to see two Irish players competing for the tournament. The place to watch play is Greystones golf club tomorrow.
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