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Thursday, 09 May 2019
Matthew Jordan  (Getty Images)
Matthew Jordan (Getty Images)

Matthew Jordan thrilled the crowds at Hillside Golf Club with a stunning 63 on day one of the Betfred British Masters.

But with just eight European Tour appearances in an eight month professional career, you could be forgiven for not recognising the name at the top of the leaderboard in Southport.

Here, we get you up to speed with all you need to know about the talented 23-year-old.

1 - Raised in Hoylake, he took to football in his childhood, developing a love for Liverpool that still sees him get to Anfield to watch his beloved Reds.

2 - Caught the golfing bug from his father Andy, who is a a scratch golfer himself, and became a member at 12 time Open Championship venue Royal Liverpool.

3 - Made his first impact as an amateur in 2016, finishing in the top five at the Irish Amateur Open Championship and the top 20 at the Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship.

4 - Truly broke through in 2017, recording four consecutive top tens at the Lytham Trophy, Irish Amateur, Brabazon Trophy and Scottish Open Stoke Play Championship before entering the winner's circle at the St Andrews Links Trophy.

5 - Was a member or the Walker Cup team in 2017 as Great Britain & Ireland were beaten 19-7 at Los Angeles Country Club.

6 - His younger sister Becky is a talented dancer and got to the final of Britain's Got talent in 2017 as a member of dance group Merseygirls.

7 - Got his handicap to an incredible plus seven in May 2018, the same month he won the Lytham Trophy by nine shots.

8 - Turned professional in September 2018 and made the cut on his debut at the KLM Open, leaving behind an amateur career that had seen him reach fourth on the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

9 - Fired a ten under par 62 en route to his first professional top ten at the Turkish Airlines Challenge on the European Challenge Tour last month.

10 - A car fanatic, he used his earnings from five made cuts across the European and Challenge Tours this season to buy his own, having previously shared the family vehicle.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1KINHULT, MarcusSWE18-16
T2PEPPERELL, EddieENG18-15
T2MACINTYRE, RobertSCO18-15
T2WALLACE, MattENG18-15
5RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-12
T6WARING, PaulENG18-11

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