Paul Dunne leads the Irish challenge in Denmark as Shane Lowry falters

It's been a day of mixed fortunes for the Irish

Paul Dunne

Paul Dunne. Picture by: David Davies / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paul Dunne leads the Irish challenge at the 2016 Made in Denmark tournament.

Dunne carded an opening round 68 today to sit on 3-under par, six shots off the joint leaders.

Gary Hurley finished the day on 2-under, but Shane Lowry, who is hoping to impress Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke this week, shot a 4-over par 75 for his opening round.

Lowry is in a tie for 131st after carding five bogeys for the day. 

Tom Lewis, Joakim Lagergren and Thomas Pieters lead the way on 9-under, one clear of Bradley Dredge.