Alan Dunbar of Northern Ireland has turned professional and plans to begin the new phase of his career in Europe.
Dunbar, who turns 23 next week, won the British Amateur crown last summer at Royal Troon, and soon thereafter signed with International Sports Management. He remained an amateur so he could play at the Masters two weeks ago, when he missed the cut.
"I have been very impressed with the help and advice ISM have given me and am convinced I am in the right hands now that I have decided to turn professional," said Dunbar. "It is an honor to be part of a stable with several major champions and many multi-winners throughout the world."
As an amateur, Dunbar won the Gecko Pro Tour event at Guadalhorce Golf Club, Spain, in March. He also won the Georgia Cup a week before the Masters.
Dunbar will open his professional career by playing the upcoming Madrid Challenge in Spain and the Montecchia Golf Open in Italy. After those two events on the European Challenge Tour, he'll step up to the main European Tour for the Nordea Masters at the end of May.