Paul Dunne four off the lead at Shenzhen International

Bubba Watson leads the way in China

Paul Dunne, golf

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Paul Dunne is four shots off the lead after his opening round at the Shenzhen International 2017.

The Irishman, who narrowly missed out on a maiden European Tour victory at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Sunday, carded a 2-under par 70. 

The Greystones golfer carded five birdies, with a triple bogey on the 5th hole the only blemish on his opening day of action in China.

Two time US Masters golf champion Bubba Watson has a one shot lead at the tournament. 



He is on 6-under par after carding a 66, including six birdies and a an eagle on the 2nd hole.

There is a five way tie for second on 5-under.

But not everyone completed their first round at the event in China as bad weather and then darkness caused play to be suspended.