JOSH Loughrey enjoyed an impressive start to the Alps De Las Castillas event today to leave him one shot off the lead following a three-under par opening round.

The Wrag Barn professional picked up four bogeys and carded only one bogey in Spain, leaving him in the group of players one shot behind joint leaders Tom Sherreard and Borja Etchart at the Alps Tour tournament.

It was not such a good day for Josh’s brother Ben, who missed the cut at the Buildbase Open at Frilford Heath after finishing his two rounds even par in the EuroPro Tour event.