Richard Kilpatrick doesn't get many chances to strut his stuff on the Challenge Tour but he took full advantage of a rare start at the Credit Suisse Challenge in Switzerland.
Starting on the 10th at Wylihof Golf Club near Luterbach in the north of the country, the 2007 East of Ireland champion birdied the 11th before finishing with three birdies on his homeward nine.
Kilpatrick is 183rd in the Challenge Tour rankings with two cuts made from just three starts. Yet he is only marginally worse off than Noel Fox, who is 177th after eight events with just €1,312 in the bank.
The Dubliner, 35, carded a one under par 72 in the opening round but will be disappointed that he was three under with six to go but bogeyed the 205 yard 13th and then took seven at the 563 yard 14th before clawing back one of those dropped shots at the 564 yard 17th.
In general, it was a forgettable day for the Irish contingent with Michael McGeady, Gareth Shaw and Colm Moriarty all shooting one over 74s.
Greystones' Alan Murray had a 73 and Birr's Stephen Grant a nightmare 83.
Credit Suisse Challenge on the European Challenge Tour at Wylihof Golf Club, Luterbach, Switzerland (Par 73)
67 S Davis (Eng) , S Robinson (Eng) ,
68 L James (Eng) , T Cruz (Por) , T Dykes (Wal) ,
69 R Kilpatrick (Nir) , N Meitinger (Ger) , J Quesne (Fra) , N Maestroni (Ita) , C Suneson (Esp) , B Pettersson (Swe) , G Woodman (Eng) , M Zions (Aus) , J Parry (Eng) , C Russo (Fra) ,
70 P Baker (Eng) , N Sulzer (Sui) , F Svanberg (Sui) , J Colomo (Esp) , P Gustafsson (Swe) , R Steiner (Aut) , T Carolan (Aus) , T Weiss (Sui) ,
71 M Mills (Eng) , S Jeppesen (Swe) , G Houston (Wal) , J Billot (Fra) , G Murray (Sco) , J Garcia Pinto (Esp) , J McLeary (Sco) , P Relecom (Bel) , F Colombo (Ita) , F Fritsch (Ger) , T Whitehouse (Eng) , D Wardrop (Eng) , N Smith (USA) , L Bond (Wal) , J Heath (Eng) , K Sullivan (Wal) , L Kennedy (Eng) ,
72 J Grillon (Fra) , F Calmels (Fra) , M Rominger (Sui) , D Denison (Eng) , A McArthur (Sco) , R Santos (Por) , J Bjerhag (Swe) , S Reale (Ita) , J Morgan (Eng) , N Fox (Irl) , P Niederdrenk (Ger) , A Bossert (Sui) , A Hansen (Den) , M Wiegele (Aut) , B Mason (Eng) , L Gagli (Ita) , A Marshall (Eng) , M Villegas (Col) , L Westerberg (Swe) , A Mellor (Eng) , A Bernadet (Fra) , E Molinari (Ita) ,
73 J Granberg (Fin) , A Mörk (Fra) , P Purhonen (Fin) , J Clément (Sui) , N Lemke (Swe) , J Ruth (Eng) , J Johnson (Eng) , V Riu (Fra) , O Floren (Swe) , M Jurgensen (Den) , M Tullo (Chi) , A Butterfield (Eng) , P Kaensche (Nor) , J Sjöholm (Swe) , A Gee (Eng) , M Laskey (Wal) , C Gane (Eng) , J Little (Eng) , R Russell (Sco) ,
74 G Shaw (Nir) , A Haindl (RSA) , J Campillo (Esp) , M Reale (Ita) , P Bocian (Swe) , P Karantzias (Gre) , G Paddison (Nzl) , A Zanini (Ita) , O Suhr (Den) , R De Sousa (Sui) , J Larsen (Nor) , L Brovold (Nor) , C Günther (Ger) , M McGeady (Irl) , M Delpodio (Ita) , A Roberts (Eng) , P Del Grosso (Arg) , M Cort (Eng) , S Juul (Den) , A Grenier (Fra) , F Praegant (Aut) , C Moriarty (Irl) ,
75 R Hie (Ina) , R Wiederkehr (Sui) , R Karlberg (Swe) , G Molteni (Ita) , J Boerdonk (Ned) , E Ramsay (Sco) , S Saavedra (Arg) , I Pyman (Eng) , Å Nilsson (Swe) , S Walker (Eng) , C Brazillier (Fra) , N D'Incau (am) (Sui) ,
76 K Jorgensen (Den) , A Ahokas (Fin) , A Wagner (Arg) , J Dusson (Fra) , A Murray (Irl) , S Luna (Esp) , D Marmion (Eng) , L Saltman (Sco) , C Achermann (Sui) , S Henry (Sco) , A Högberg (Swe) , V Honauer (am) (Sui) ,
77 O David (Fra) , R Furrer (Sui) , A Chopard (Sui) , F Li Puma (Sui) , Z Scotland (Eng) ,
78 J Schmid (Sui) , B Miarka (Ger) , A Rocha (Bra) , S Manley (Wal) , T Schuster (Ger) , J Parron (Esp) , K Webber (Aus) , G Gresse (Bel) , M Kramer (Ger) , S Rojas (am) (Sui) , K Benz (am) (Sui) ,
79 D Ulrich (Sui) , A Bruschi (Ita) , A Joudar (Mar) , 80 J Wahlqvist (Swe) , T Ferreira (RSA) , J Burnier (Sui) , D Froreich (Ger) , J Zapata (Arg) , B Evans (Eng) , T Benslimane (Mar) , 81 R Harris (Eng) ,
83 S Grant (Irl) , M Chatelain (Sui)