Matthew Jordan Sets Course Record, Leads Betfred British Masters

Matthew Jordan
England's Matthew Jordan tees off during day one of the Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club, Southport. Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images

Playing on a sponsor’s invite, England’s Matthew Jordan carded a course-record 63 on a cold and rainy Thursday in Southport to take a two-shot lead after day one of the Betfred British Masters.

Making just his 12th start as a Tour pro, the 23-year old from nearby Holyake finished his first day at Hillside with nine birdies against just one bogey en route to the 18-hole marquee spot of 8-under par, two shots clear of Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult (65).

Top-5 Leaders

1. Matthew Jordan -9
2. Marcus Kinhult -7
2. Matt Wallace -7
4. Thomas Detry -6
4. Richie Ramsay’s -6
4. Robert Karlsson -6
4. Lee Westwood -6

Top Shot

Tournament host Tommy Fleetwood with a sweet escape on day one.

Quotable

“You never quite expect it. I knew I had been playing quite well and just from the get-go it started perfectly and from then on I just kept it going. I just tried to shoot as low as I could because I thought the guys out there, they are good as well.”
Matthew Jordan

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