BRIDLINGTON’S Alex Belt is just one step away from a debut appearance at the Open after winning Monday’s regional qualifying event.
He carded a six-under-par 66 at Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate, who left him two shots clear of the rest of the field.
Belt and the 11 other qualifiers from Pannal will compete at the final qualifying round on Tuesday, at one of four courses close to Royal St George’s in Kent, where this year’s Open will be held.
Before then, he warms up with a Challenge Tour event at Spey Valley in Aviemore, earning an invitation to the event as he is currently 10th in the Europro Order of Merit
Belt thanked his sponsors The De Vere Group hotels, Lloyd Dowson, Nicholas Belt Estate Agent and Bridlington Links for their continued support.