Paul Dunne is also in action in Switzerland
Michael Hoey is the best of the Irish players after the opening day of the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.
Hoey has carded a first round of 71 to sit on 1-over par, which is seven shots off the lead.
Paul Dunne finished the day on two-over par, but European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke dropped five shots in his final two holes to slump to 8-over.
Paul Peterson of the USA and France's Mike Lorenzo-Vera share the lead on 6-under after carding 64s.