Wellingborough’s Ryan Evans leads the way after the qualifying stage of the English Amateur Championship.
Evans shot 69 over the East Course at Saunton Golf Club for 137, five under par, and looks to be the man to beat when the knockout stage begins.
“If I could hole some putts I’d be dangerous,” said the England international.
“I had lots of opportunities today but I can’t seem to hole my birdie chances.
“It’s nice to be leading the qualifying and I’m pleased with my game. But the main task is still ahead.”
Evans had an eagle and two birdies on his card despite dropping a shot at the first and finding another bogey at the short 17th.
He is now seeded first for the matchplay stage which begins tomorrow (Wednesday).
The Wellingborough man is out first with an 8am tee time when he will take on Harrison Greenberry from Exeter.