Lev Grinberg put the lessons he learned during last year's memorable DP World Tour debut to good use as history repeated itself on day one of the 2023 Soudal Open.
The Ukrainian amateur became the second-youngest player to make a cut in the Tour’s history at the age of 14 years, six months and six days at this event last year after firing opening rounds of 70 and 69 on his home course.
Grinberg, now 15, starred again at Rinkven International Golf Club in Belgium on Thursday, posting a first-round 70 which featured three birdies and two bogeys, and he feels last year's experience helped him.
He said: "I feel like you feel more relaxed every time you play on television.
"This year I was really stressed the first couple of holes but then I got into the rhythm and it was fine.
"I think the more you play on the Tour and in televised tournaments, you're going to be better each time.
"What I learned (from last year) is you always have to stay patient and today I did, which gave me OK results.
"Some birdies didn't fall in like I wanted them to but hopefully tomorrow they'll go in. I can't wait for tomorrow."
Grinberg is playing alongside Europe's Junior Ryder Cup Captain Stephen Gallacher over the first two days, and he insisted he did not feel any extra pressure on Thursday despite hoping to be in his team in Italy later this year.
He added: "We actually had a good time. It was good getting to know hopefully my Captain for the Ryder Cup. We had good laughs and we both played not bad."