Good start for the Irish at Q-School; Sharvin best
 Cormac Sharvin in action in the Volopa Irish Challenge at Mount Wolseley. Picture: Jimmy Penrose

Cormac Sharvin in action in the Volopa Irish Challenge at Mount Wolseley. Picture: Jimmy Penrose

Three of Ireland's six hopefuls broke par in the opening round of the First Qualifying Stage Section A qualifiers in Scotland and Germany.

At The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course in Kelso, Ardglass' Cormac Sharvin is tied for sixth after opening with a three under 69 to lie two off the pace. Scores

The number of players to progress to the Second Stage will be announced on Wednesday but it is usually around at 18 at each First Stage venue.

Royal County Down's Reeve Whitson is tied 24th after a one under 71 with Clontarf's Eamonn Brady (72) tied 32nd and Killeen Castle's Rick Welson (73) tied 44th.

At  Fleesensee Golf and Country Club in Germany, Mount Juliet's Stephen Grant shot a two under 70 to share 12th place, four behind the leaders. Scores