Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre has made plans for an additional late-night gaming session after carding a six-under-par 66 to take a share of the midway lead on the British Masters on Thursday.
World No.45 MacIntyre, the highest-ranked participant within the event, opened with 5 birdies in a row in testing circumstances at The Belfry earlier than his run ended with a bogey on the sixth after sending his drive into the water.
After dropping a stroke on the Twelfth gap, MacIntyre responded with three birdies on the again 9 to affix compatriot Calum Hill and veteran Richard Bland on seven beneath on the prime of the leaderboard.
England’s Bland carded a 69 to remain bogey free for the week, whereas Hill bogeyed the ultimate gap in a 70.
Having completed tied-Twelfth on the Masters final month, MacIntyre had all eyes on him on his return to the British soil.
“I used to be in free circulate,” MacIntyre mentioned of his blistering begin. “I hit a pair shut however the putter was working. For me it felt stunning.
“That might have been a loopy rating. I nonetheless missed fairly a number of probabilities however that is golf.”
When requested if he had felt the strain of being the top-ranked participant within the subject, the 24-year-old added: “By no means.
“After this [interview] I’ll hit a number of balls, may seize room service after which I convey my PlayStation all over the place I am going, so I will likely be on that for a few hours with my friends.
“That simply retains me away from golf as a lot as I can in order that after I come out right here and I’m competing it is 100% focus.”
South Africa’s Justin Harding and Frenchman Julien Guerrier had been alongside 2018 champion Eddie Pepperell on six beneath, whereas event host Danny Willett dropped three strokes on his remaining 4 holes to slide 4 off the tempo.