Paul Dunne's first day as a pro golfer has gotten off to a wonderful start 5 years ago

Paul Dunne's first day as a pro golfer has gotten off to a wonderful start

Paul Dunne just does not know how to stay out of the limelight.

The Irish golfer, who had the country transfixed earlier this summer after his exploits at the Open Championship, is taking his first steps as a fully fledged professional golfer this afternoon at the Dunhill Links Championship.

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The Greystones golfer has enjoyed a rollercoaster of action since his exploits back in July as he finished 30th in the race for the Claret Jug, and subsequently being  granted a special exemption that allowed him to play in this year's U.S. Amateur Championship.

The 22-year-old has since become a professional player and today is playing his  first round at the  Dunhill Links Championship where he has hit the dream of any golfer at any grade,

Dunne is in hot form recently, having been part of the recent Walker Cup success while he also enjoyed a profitable appearance at the first stage of Qualifying-school alongside Jack Hume in Austria last week.

At the time of writing he is three under after 8.