Cormac Sharvin continued his stunning run of form by grabbing the first-round lead in the St Andrews Links Trophy yesterday.
The 22-year-old former Irish champion from Ardglass fired a magnificent seven-under-par 65 over the Jubilee Course to take a one-stroke lead.
He produced a bogey-free round comprising seven birdies - six on the outward half and one on the way home as he compiled halves of 30 and 35.
Sharvin is just ahead of Scottish pair Jack McDonald and Conor Syme, with Whitehead's John-Ross Galbraith,the 2014 Irish Close champion a further stroke adrift.
Ballymena's Dermot McElroy and Jack Hume of Naas are also in contention after 70s, while Richard Bridges of Stackstown and Robin Dawson from Faithlegg both posted 71.
A triple-bogey seven on the last cost West Waterford's Gary Hurley dearly as he shot a 73.
There was disappointment for Walker Cup player Gavin Moynihan, whose 74 included a double bogey seven on the sixth.