VIDEO: A very relaxed Irish amateur is right in the mix at The Open 6 years ago

VIDEO: A very relaxed Irish amateur is right in the mix at The Open

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Whatever Paul Dunne had for breakfast, or whatever lucky pants he wore today on the opening day of the third major of 2015 then we'd advise him to repeat it all tomorrow.

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The Wicklow man enjoyed one of those rare days when he could hardly do any wrong on the golf course at St Andrews on day one of the British Open.

We wouldn't have been surprised if some people mistook him for Jordan Spieth, after he shot a four under in the back nine before dropping just one more shot before the 18th.

Paul Dunne

The Greystones man is just playing in his second ever Open, and first at St Andrews, and after the opening round he's put himself in a brilliant position to challenge over the next few days.

At the time of writing he's on three under after a first-round 69, and is three off the current clubhouse leader David Streb on course at 6 under.

Speaking on the BBC afterwards the Wicklow man was very relaxed.

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