Harry Ellis
Harry Ellis. Image Credit: Mena Tour

Al Ain: England’s Harry Ellis continued his strong showing on the Mena Tour when a six-under par 64 gave him a share of the lead after the first round of the Al Ain Open at Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club.

The 24-year-old from Southampton, who finished tied second in the Abu Dhabi Open, was bogey-free for his round and was joined on top of the leaderboard by Germany’s Constantin Schwierz, who made one bogey and seven birdies.

One shot behind the leaders was a group of six players at 65, including England’s James Allan, winner of the Abu Dhabi Open.

Ellis, who is attached to Wentworth Club, said: “I’m looking now to take this momentum into tomorrow’s round. Today was solid, but nothing special really. I have been playing well these last few weeks, and when you start shooting in the 60s, it becomes a bit of a habit. I hope it can continue.”