Michael Hoey best of the Irish at Omega European Masters

Paul Dunne is also in action in Switzerland

Michael Hoey

Michael Hoey ©INPHO/Presseye/Kevin Scott

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.