Andrews on fire!

Kris Andrews - Open pacesetter
Kris Andrews - Open pacesetter
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Golfer Kris Andrews, who has never won a PGA North professional tournament since joining the paid ranks 13 years ago, lifted himself into pole position on day one of the James Brearley Lancashire Open at Blackpool North Shore with a spectacular 64, seven under par.

And he achieved it with a grandstand finish when he holed his approach shot with a nine-iron for an eagle two on the 415-yard final hole.

For once, his putter stayed in his bag but he used it only 27 times

His nearest challenger a shot behind is Mossock Hall’s David Shacklady who is seeking his third victory of the season.

Leading amateur on 68 is former England international Paul Kinnear, from Formby.

There were splendid rounds of 68 from Liam Kenealy (De Vere Herons Reach) and Poulton-based Curtis Dean, who is professional at Hesketh.

The competition finishes today after the second round.