Record-breaker Ryan shares the lead

Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans

Wellingborough’s Ryan Evans will tee off as co-leader on day three of the Brabazon Trophy today (Friday) after a record-breaking effort yesterday.

Evans shares the halfway lead with England colleague Ben Stow as they lie three shots clear of the rest of the field on nine-under-par 137.

Stow looked like he would hold the lead on his own after returning a 68 to go with his opening-round 69. But Evans produced a stunning bogey-free round of 66 - seven under par and a record for the extended course - to ensure he would join Stow in being last out, just before midday, today.

Evans was out in 30, the best of the championship, with five birdies and collected two more coming home.

The Wellingborough star said: “I changed my putter last night (Wednesday) and also changed my thought process.

“I was trying too hard and today I took it as a gentle game of golf.

“If I like a course I usually play well and I like it here. It’s rewarding if you play well but punishes you if you don’t. But it is firming up so it will be interesting for the next couple of days.”

On today’s third round, Evans added: “Ben is a good friend and colleague but today is all about business.”