Golf: Irish Paul Dunne leads 2018 Turkish Airlines Open

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Irish Paul Dunne lead the way at 2018 Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament in the opening day in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.

Dunne scored a seven-under-par round of 64. He was followed by Justin Rose, Padraig Harrington, and Thorbjorn Olesen a six-under-par.

The tournament — hosting 78 players for the competition — will take place between Nov. 1-4 in Regnum Carya Golf & Resort.

The Turkish Airlines Open is part of the Rolex Series, the premium category of events on the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

Justin Rose, the defending champion, Tommy Fleetwood, Ross Fisher, Thomas Bjorn, Jordan Smith, Andrea Pavan are among the participants of the tournament.

Turkish golfers Ali Altuntas, Hakan Yamac and Leon Acikalin will also vie against their rivals in the tournament.