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Paul Dunne off to a flying start on his PGA Tour debut

Greystones golfer three shots off the pace at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Dunne: four birdies and just one bogey on day one (file photo).
Dunne: four birdies and just one bogey on day one (file photo).
Image: Danny Lawson

PAUL DUNNE HIT the ground running with an excellent round of 69 on his PGA Tour debut.

The Greystones native sits on three-under par after day one of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, three shots off the leaders.

Playing on a sponsor’s invite, Dunne showed no signs of nerves as he opened with three birdies on the back nine before adding a fourth at the par-three third.

The only blip came at the next when he missed a short par putt and left with his only bogey of the day.

American pair Scott Brown and Andrew Loupe lead the way on six-under-par. Shane Lowry is on one-under after an opening round of 71.

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