Four Irish under par as Schoeb shoots record 60 at St Andrews New

Gregoire Schoeb Picture ©

French 21-year old Gregoire Schoeb took advantage of benign morning conditions to blast an incredible, 11 under par, course record 60 on the New Course to lead by four shots after the first round of the St Andrews Links Trophy.

The plus three handicapper from Strasbourg, ranked just 351st in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, had two eagles and seven birdies to top the leaderboard from Federico Zuchetti of Italy and Australia's Geoff Drakeford, who was joint second behind Gavin Moynihan in the Scottish Amateur Open last weekend.

Schoeb birdied the first, made an eagle two at the 367-yard second, birdied the par-five third, and then eagled the the 481-yard,  par-five eighth to turn in six under 30 before shooting 30 on the back nine with birdies at the par-five 12th, the 15th, 16th, the short 17th and the 18th.

The in-form Jack Hume of Naas, joint second on Sunday, carding a four under 67 to lead the 11-strong Irish contingent in joint ninth as world No 10 Moynihan had four birdies and four bogeys in a 71 to share 61st on level par with Balbriggan's Robbie Cannon, who played in the worst of the afternoon winds.

Ardee's Eugene Smith was one of the early leaders with a three under 68 but ended the day tied for 14th as West Waterford's Gary Hurley shot a two 69 for joint 24th.

Lucan's Richie O'Donovan's 70 was good enough for 46th on one under but it was an average day for the rest as the wind got up for the afternoon starters.

Cormac Sharvin, Reeve Whitson and Paul Dunne shot 72, Headfort's Rory McNamara a five over 76 and Ballymena's Dermot McElroy a disappointing 78.

Jamie Savage, the recent winner of the Irish Amateur Open shot a 65 to sit alone in fourth on six under.

St Andrews Links Trophy 2014

R1 CSS 73R2R3R4TotalPar
1st Grégoire Schoeb France 6060-11
2nd Federico Zucchetti Italy 6464-7
2nd Geoff Drakeford Australia 6464-7
4th Jamie Savage Cawder 6565-6
5th Grant Forrest Craigielaw 6666-5
5th Clément Sordet France 6666-5
5th Julian Taylor York (Yorkshire) 6666-5
5th Daniel Kay Dunbar 6666-5
9th Linus Vaisanen Finland 6767-4
9th Paul Elissalde France 6767-4
9th Tae Koh New Zealand 6767-4
9th Jack Hume Ireland 6767-4
9th Mark Geddes Prenton 6767-4
14th Thriston Lawrence South Africa 6868-3
14th Adam Chapman Windermere 6868-3
14th Bradley Neil Blairgowrie 6868-3
14th Antonio Murdaca Australia 6868-3
14th Teremoana Beaucousin France 6868-3
14th Romain Langasque France 6868-3
14th Adrian Meronk Poland 6868-3
14th Eugene Smith Ireland 6868-3
14th Ben Westgate Trevose 6868-3
14th Mathieu Decottignies-Lafon France 6868-3
24th João Girão Portugal 6969-2
24th Matthew Clark Kilmacolm 6969-2
24th Mathieu Fenasse France 6969-2
24th Thomas Detry Belgium 6969-2
24th Mark Young Longridge 6969-2
24th Luke Johnson Kings Lynn 6969-2
24th Charlie Bull USA 6969-2
24th Kenny Subregis France 6969-2
24th Connor Syme Dumfries & County 6969-2
24th Robbie Van West Netherlands 6969-2
24th Scott Borrowman Dollar 6969-2
24th Edward Richardson Rye 6969-2
24th Ryan Evans Wellingborough 6969-2
24th Chris Robb Meldrum House 6969-2
24th Thomas Rowland Prudhoe 6969-2
24th Markus Maukner Austria 6969-2
24th Ashley Chesters Hawkstone Park 6969-2
24th Gary Hurley Ireland 6969-2
24th Graeme Robertson Glenbervie 6969-2
24th Scott Gibson Southerness 6969-2
24th D J Loypur Australia 6969-2
24th Lars van Meijel Netherlands 6969-2
46th Paul Howard Southport & Ainsdale 7070-1
46th Andrew Wilson Darlington 7070-1
46th Mathias Eggenberger Switzerland 7070-1
46th Zander Lombard South Africa 7070-1
46th Jack McDonald Kilmarnock (Barassie) 7070-1
46th Richard O'Donovan Ireland 7070-1
46th Christiaan Bezuidenhout South Africa 7070-1
46th Javier Sainz Spain 7070-1
46th James Allan Chelmsford 7070-1
46th Mike Hearne Southerndown 7070-1
46th Nick Marsh Huddersfield 7070-1
46th Harry Casey Enfield 7070-1
46th Daniel Brown Bedale 7070-1
46th Robert MacIntyre Glencruitten 7070-1
46th Joshua Munn New Zealand 7070-1
61st Dale Brandt-Richards Australia 7171LEVEL
61st Albert Eckhardt Finland 7171LEVEL
61st Paul Kinnear Formby 7171LEVEL
61st Rocco Sanjust Italy 7171LEVEL
61st João Carlota Portugal 7171LEVEL
61st Tomasz Anderson Brocket Hall 7171LEVEL
61st Greig Marchbank Thornhill 7171LEVEL
61st Mitchell Venables Australia 7171LEVEL
61st Cameron Davis Australia 7171LEVEL
61st Michael Saunders Dartford 7171LEVEL
61st Gavin Moynihan Ireland 7171LEVEL
61st Todd Sinnott Australia 7171LEVEL
61st Ben Stow Rushmore 7171LEVEL
61st Ben Kinsley St Andrews 7171LEVEL
61st Samuel Jacob Echikson Belgium 7171LEVEL
61st Robert Cannon Ireland 7171LEVEL
61st Jamie Bower Meltham 7171LEVEL
61st Jack Singh Brar Remedy Oak 7171LEVEL
61st Daniel Wasteney Lindrick 7171LEVEL
61st Léonard Bem France 7171LEVEL
61st James Hart Du Preez South Africa 7171LEVEL
61st Jack Bush Morlais Castle 7171LEVEL
61st Alexander Culverwell Dunbar 7171LEVEL
61st Tim Gornik Slovenia 7171LEVEL
61st Alastair Jones Radyr 7171LEVEL
61st James Ross Royal Burgess GS Edinburgh 7171LEVEL
87th Rhys Pugh Vale of Glamorgan Hotel Golf & Spa Resort 7272+1
87th Cormac Sharvin Ireland 7272+1
87th Ben Wheeler Purley Downs 7272+1
87th Ugo Coussaud France 7272+1
87th Liam Johnston Dumfries & County 7272+1
87th Adam Dunton McDonald 7272+1
87th Jimmy Mullen Royal North Devon 7272+1
87th Paul Dunne Ireland 7272+1
87th Victor Lange South Africa 7272+1
87th Lawrence Allan Alva 7272+1
87th Reeve Whitson Mourne 7272+1
87th Alfie Plant Sundridge Park 7272+1
87th Gordon Stevenson Whitecraigs 7272+1
87th Craig Ross Kirkhill 7272+1
87th Ewen Ferguson Bearsden 7272+1
87th Gustaf Burenstam Linder Sweden 7272+1
87th Daniel Young Craigie Hill 7272+1
87th Zach Galliford Borth & Ynyslas 7272+1
87th Pierre Mazier France 7272+1
106th Victor Veyret France 7373+2
106th Sam Edwards Bigbury 7373+2
106th Victor Henum Denmark 7373+2
106th Iván Cantero Spain 7373+2
106th Louis Tomlinson West Lancashire 7373+2
106th Ben Eccles Australia 7373+2
106th Andrew Schonewille Australia 7373+2
106th Charlie Macneal Prestwick 7373+2
114th James Bunch Prestwick 7474+3
114th Alejandro Tosti Argentina 7474+3
114th Robert Burlison Oxley Park 7474+3
114th A.J. McInerney USA 7474+3
114th Seb Crookall-Nixon Silloth on Solway 7474+3
114th Toby Tree Golf at Goodwood 7474+3
120th Edouard Amacher Switzerland 7575+4
120th Calum Hill Tantallon 7575+4
120th Axel Geers Netherlands 7575+4
120th Louis Taylor South Africa 7575+4
120th Ewan Scott St Andrews 7575+4
120th Ben Amor Marlborough 7575+4
120th Mario Galiano Spain 7575+4
120th Ciaran Doherty Bury 7575+4
120th Thomas Le Berre France 7575+4
129th Joe Dean Lindrick 7676+5
129th Maximilian Walz Germany 7676+5
129th Rory McNamara Ireland 7676+5
129th Ryan Fricker Yelverton 7676+5
133rd Dylan Boshart Netherlands 7777+6
133rd Joaquin Bonjour Argentina 7777+6
133rd Nicolaas Johannes Arnoldi South Africa 7777+6
133rd Matthew Moseley Carmarthen 7777+6
137th Dermot McElroy Ballymena 7878+7
138th Alexander Garde Denmark 7979+8
138th Matt Kippen Enmore Park 7979+8
138th James Bolton Formby 7979+8
138th Jason Smith South Africa 7979+8
138th James Newton Prestbury 7979+8
138th David Morago Spain 7979+8
138th Jack Yule Middleton Hall 7979+8