Brand Jnr rolls back the years at La Moye

GORDON Brand Jnr rekindled memories of his record breaking performance at La Moye Golf Club 24 years ago with a stunning eagle as he opened up a three-stroke lead in the Matrix Jersey Classic on the European Seniors Tour.

The Scot set a then-European Tour record of four eagles in a round in the 1986 Jersey Open when he set the course record of 62 at La Moye Golf Club and he notched another eagle when he holed his 193 yard four iron second shot on the par four fifth hole.

Brand Jnr also carded seven birdies in a stunning nine under par round of 63 – just one stroke more than his long standing course record – to open up a three shot advantage over Kevin Spurgeon at the top of the leaderboard on the Channel Island.

"The key today was my putting," said Brand Jnr.