Kedlestone Park was hosting a regional qualifying event for the first time, and at over 7000 yards, was selected to provide a tough challenge to those chasing a place in the line-up for the 147th Open, which returns to Carnoustie for the first time since 2007.
“It’s been a tough day, but I’m very excited to be through to the second and final qualifying round, and to go through in first place is fantastic,” said Daanyal. “I’ve been working extremely hard at Four Ashes, and today it all came right for me.
“But there’s no time to rest on my laurels, I’ve got a massive opportunity next week, and I’m going to be putting in the hours now to make sure I’m at the top of my game – qualifying for The Open would be awesome.”
A popular Four Ashes face
Daanyal first picked up a golf club at Four Ashes when he was a small boy, and has been a regular, and popular face around the Golf Centre ever since – nowadays practising for moments like this, but also teaching juniors.