Paul Dunne is best of the Irish after the first round of the Italian Open.
The in-form Greystones man ended the day on 4-under par after a bogey at the 16th halted a run of four straight birdies.
Dunne is 3 off the leading quintet that includes defending champion Francesco Molinari.
Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell are both 2-under, after shooting rounds of 69.
While Padraig Harrington is in the clubhouse on 2-over following a round of 73.