EARLY bird Seb Crookall-Nixon took full advantage of some beautiful weather to play some nice golf and set the early pace in the Brabazon Trophy.
The Cumbrian, on a golfing scholarship at San Francisco University, was out at 7am in the first group at England amateur golf’s showpiece strokeplay event at Seaton Carew today.
And Crookall-Nixon took the lead when he went around the seaside links in a four-under-par 69.
The Workington player was flying the northern flag at the seaside but he was soon joined at the top by another young star playing out of the USA, Tomasz Anderson.
The Hertfordshire golfer, a student at Jacksonville State University, found the 10th oldest course in the land to his liking with another 69,
Out in group five with Jimmy Mullen, who was third in last year’s Brabazon Trophy, Anderson also came in on four under par.
Ipswich’s Adam Dunton, another of the early starters, also posted a good score with a 70 (three under).