Aberdeen golfer Richie Ramsay is off to a sublime start at the BMW Championship after an opening round 66.
The 40-year-old is no stranger to the greens of Wentworth and produced an excellent Thursday morning display in the crisp conditions at Virginia Water, Surrey.
Ramsay has come agonisingly close in recent months to a second DP World Tour win in the space of a year and had only one blemish on an otherwise flawless card.
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The Scot was one of the earlier starters of the Rolex Series event in a field that includes European Ryder Cup stars Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood.
Ramsay, a four-time tour winner, would have disappointed to have dropped a shot on the third after making par on the opening two holes.
However, he bounced back to level par with a birdie on the fourth hole, a par five. Ramsay made par for the rest of the back nine apart from another birdie on the par four eighth to get him in the red.
It was on the back nine where Ramsay came to life and immediately secured a hat-trick of birdies to ascend up the leaderboard. Ramsay would then make par on the following four holes.
His opening round finished with a flourish thanks to back-to-back birdies leaving him top of the leaderboard after the morning groups on six-under-par.
Ramsay’s fellow Aberdonian, David Law, is part of the afternoon group alongside the likes of Masters champion Jon Rahm and fellow Ryder Cup players Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose and Bob MacIntyre.
In-form Fifer Connor Syme is one shot behind Ramsay after an opening round 67 alongside Swedish sensation Ludvig Aberg.