Open debutant Anthony Quayle produced the low round of the day by an Australian on Saturday at St Andrews courtesy of momentum gained from his new cult hero status.
The 27-year-old made eight birdies in his action-packed four-under round of 68 to move to five-under for the tournament much to the delight of the packed crowd.
The roars heard for the Quayle sounded as if they were for a Scotsman, but instead the locals had simply uncovered a new idol in the moustached and mohawk mulleted Queensland PGA champion.
“It seems like a golf fan is a sucker for a ‘stache,” Quayle said.
“So they seem to be enjoying the ‘stache out there, and a few people have been calling out my name. It feels like I have a lot of support out there.
“I was saying actually the other day that my goals at the start of this year were to win a few golf tournaments and have the roughest lid on Tour. I’ve won a golf…