EAST KILBRIDE golfer Ross Hinshelwood rolled back the years in the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Dornoch.
The former Lanark-shire Matchplay champ, making his first appear-ance in the SGU's flagship event in almost a decade, dumped the seeded Scotland cap Paul Shields by one hole to book a second round clash with Craig Lawrie, son of former Open champion Paul
Hinshelwood, 37, said. "I'm a recreational golfer these days. I last played in this back in 2003, but decided to play this year and bring back the good old days."
Balmore ace Fraser McKenna made sure there was no old pals' act in the opening round as he beat his Dunbartonshire County team-mate Steven Maxwell of Windyhill 4 and 3 to set up a second-round duel with Bothwell Castle's Colin Baird.
McKenna said: "I was a bit anxious about playing Steven as I know how good a player he is. We've played together a lot so this was a good early test for me."
McKenna made a storming start to the season with victories in the Scottish Champion of Champions and the Battle Trophy.
But the 21-year-old, who reached the final of the British Boys' Cham-pionship in 2008, added: "I got off to a flier but I missed the cut in the three biggest events of the season at the British Amateur, the St Andrews Links Trophy and the Brabazon Trophy. That was a big disappointment. I've played well on the local scene but I want to step up on to the bigger stage."
Elderslie teen Alasdair McDougall beat Crieff's Finlay White 4 and 2, but Pollok ace Conor O'Neil crashed out after going down at the 19th hole to Edinburgh's Brian Erskine.