Paul Dunne makes fast start at Shenzhen International

Dunne shot an opening round 68

Paul Dunne makes fast start at Shenzhen International

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Paul Dunne heads into the second round of the Shenzhen International two shots off the lead after carding an opening round 68 in China.

The 23-year-old picked up five birdies and dropped just a solitary shot on his wa to a four-under-par opening round.

The first round is scheduled to resume at 0650 local time in Friday, with play halted due to poor visibility. South Africa’s Brandon Stone is just a shot off the lead with one hole to play.

France's Alexander Levy and Soomin Lee of South Korea are joint leaders on six-under-par.

“It’s always nice to shoot under par,” Levy told European Tour Radio.

“I have some very good memories here and it’s nice to play this course where you had your first win. I played good last week, a few bad rounds with the wind but I feel my game is in good shape and I played solid today like the last round in Valderrama.

“I gained some confidence the last few weeks and it’s nice to play a golf course you like. I know the way you need to play well here and it was a perfect day for me.

“Valderrama was really tough and I used a lot of energy on that. This week I don’t practice a lot, I just walk the course, play the pro-am and to shoot six under today was really good.”