JORDAN Smith endured a turbulent second day in China after carding a one-over round of 73 at the WGC HSBC Champions event.

This is the first time the 24-year-old will have competed in the event, which is for players ranked within the top 80 in the world rankings.

Smith, who won his first European Tour event in his maiden year at the Porsche European Open in July, was unfazed by the level of opposition after finishing three-under for the opening day.

On day two, the Derry Hill ace made a faultless start on his front nine, with a birdie four on the second, before hitting five straight pars.

His second and third birdies of the day came on the par-five eight and par-four ninth, as his scorecard read three-under at the halfway stage.

The second half of his round wasn’t quite as successful as he blemished his card with a double bogey on the par-four 11th.

It then went from bad to worse for Smith, who hit a bogey-four a hole later, followed by a bogey-six on the 14th.

Bowood pro Smith was unable to rectify the damage deep into his second round, as he signed off with four straight pars in his final four holes.