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Dunne shares early lead at St Andrews

Paul Dunne returned to St Andrews, the scene of his greatest triumph, to share the early first round lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with a five-under-par 67.

In 2015, on the Old Course, Dunne became the first amateur since 1927 to lead The Open after 54 holes. Now he has given himself the perfect start to win his second straight professional tournament, after his success in the British Masters last week.

He was joined on five-under-par by Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts who shot a 67 at Kingsbarns, which featured a triple bogey seven at the 3rd and a birdie birdie finish.