WRAG Barn’s Josh Loughrey finished three over par in the first round of the Alps Tour Colli Berici tournament in Italy.

Loughrey made a stuttering start to his opening round after bogeying the first two holes and double bogeying the fourth.

Birdies at five, eight, nine and 12 took Loughrey back to level par however dropped shots at 13, 14 and 17 saw him slip to a three-over par 74.

Loughrey begins his second round at 12.42pm today.