SHANE WARNE confirmed he can spin a golf ball as properly as the cricket model as he shot to the top of the newbie leaderboard at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The Ashes legend was bowling alongside properly at St Andrews, including seven internet birdies to skilled companion Ryan Fox’s 4 beneath sixty eight.
At eleven beneath, Warne is in a three-approach tie for the lead, and the 9-handicapper was delighted at capturing a powerful seventy three in windy circumstances.
He stated: “That was nice enjoyable. I had a ball on the market.
"Getting to play with the execs is unimaginable – there’s no different sport the place you’ll be able to compete on the similar stage, with the guys serving to you each inch of the approach.
“We gelled rather well. Ryan is a New Zealander and as an Aussie there was a bit of a aggressive aspect as nicely as lots of teamwork. We had a good few laughs alongside the approach.
“That is the greatest week of the yr as far as I’m involved, and I simply hope we will proceed enjoying this nicely once we transfer on to Carnoustie today."
Paul Dunne maintained his spectacular current type by making a robust begin in Scotland.
The Irishman, winner of final week's British Masters, opened with a 5-underneath-par sixty seven at St Andrews to finish the opening day of the three-course occasion in a share of lead with Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts.
Colsearts' sixty seven, which represented a robust restoration after a triple-bogey seven at the third, got here at Kingsbarns.
5 gamers have been in a tie for third at 4 beneath, together with defending champion Tyrell Hatton, his fellow Englishman Oliver Fisher and Eire's Shane Lowry.
Additionally they started their event at St Andrews.
Ten gamers have been on three beneath, together with England's Ben Evans and Scot David Drysdale, who recorded the greatest scores at the third course getting used, Carnoustie, alongside with Joakim Lagergren.
World quantity six Rory McIlroy – who was enjoying alongside his father Gerry in the concurrent professional-am competitors – ended the day one over after capturing seventy three at St Andrews.
McIlroy was three over at one level however completed with birdies at the 14th and 18th. It may need been higher had eagle putts at the ninth and 18th rolled in.
SHANE WARNE confirmed he can spin a golf ball as properly as the cricket model as he shot to the top of the novice leaderboard at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.