Liam Johnston shot one of the best spherical of his European Tour profession on Thursday with a 10-under par 61 that put him prime of the leaderboard on the Portugal Masters.
Johnston, 27, shot 31 on the entrance 9 of his first spherical earlier than firing 5 birdies in his subsequent seven holes to arrange a near-perfect rating and sit one shot forward of Frenchman Julien Guerrier, who additionally had his greatest day on the tour.
“My sport feels as it’s actually trending in the suitable course and, extra importantly, I’ve actually improved mentally,” mentioned Johnston, who’s but to win on the European Tour.
“I would not say I felt a spherical like this has been coming, however I’ve been taking part in effectively.”
The Scot’s spherical on a low-scoring day on the Dom Pedro Victoria course in Vilamoura beat his earlier lowest rating on the European Tour by six pictures.
Englishman Laurie Canter is third at seven-under with Northern Eire’s Jonathan Caldwell an additional shot again.