Belt looking to fight back at Wentworth

Alex Belt
Alex Belt

Alex Belt suffered a wobble after a solid start at the PGA Championships at Wentworth this morning.

The Bridlington golfer, who represents Snainton Golf Centre, teed off just before 11am and made par on the first three holes, to calm any nerves he may have had as he played the biggest tournament of his career so far.

His first birdie arrived on the long par-five fourth, but a bogey on the sixth put him back to level-par.

Another bogey at the next hole hampered his progress and he carded a six on the par-four eighth.

At one stage, Belt had got up to joint 10th on the early leaderboard, tied with Ryder Cup stars Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson.

The 29-year-old is playing alongside India’s Shiv Kapur, who is also level-par, and Byeong Hun An of South Korea, who made an impressive start to get to two-under-par.

The early leaders, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood, Miguel Angel Jiminez and Nicolas Colsaerts, were together on four-under-par.