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Seamus Power four off the lead at the Honda Classic while Harrington and McDowell struggle

Power hit three birdies in the opening round.

Seamus Power at the Rio Olympics last year.
Seamus Power at the Rio Olympics last year.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

SEAMUS POWER HAS made an impressive start in the Honda Classic, and sits just four shots off the current leader C.T. Pan, who has taken over from joint-leaders Cody Gribble and Wesley Bryan.

Waterford native Power recorded three birdies, an eagle and three bogeys on the way to carding a two-under par first round of 68 to leave him in a strong position on the leaderboard.

Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell struggled to two-over par rounds of 72 on Thursday.

McDowell had a promising start and was two-under through 10 holes but four dropped shots over the next four holes saw him regress to two-over.

Harrington produced a late recovery to bring him from three-over to two-over at the finish to sit in a tie for 94th.

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