Padraig Harrington within striking distance of the Portugal Masters lead

Dubliner is on 5-under after his opening round

BY Raf Diallo 17:24 Thursday 20 October 2016, 17:24 20 Oct 2016

Picture by: Owen Humphreys / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Padraig Harrington remains well in contention after the opening round at the Portugal Masters.

The three-time major winner carded a 66 to put himself on 5-under par for the day.

That is enough to put the Irishman three shots off the lead.

The leader at present is Scotland's Marc Warren who is on 8-under.

Behind him is a five way tie for second on 7-under.

David Lipsky, Mikko Korhonen, Callum Shinkwin, Matthew Baldwin and Eddie Pepperell make up that chasing pack.

Harrington is currently in a tie for 13th.

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey is further back on even par for now, just ahead of Greystones golfer Paul Dunne who carded a 2-over 73.

The tournament is taking place at the Victoria Clube de Golfe course.

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