Shane Warne's presence as a playing partner made the day even sweeter for strong-starting Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox at the latest European Tour event.
Fox held a share of third in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after carding a four-under 68 at the St Andrews Old Course in Scotland.
Five birdies and a bogey left him a stroke behind Ireland's Paul Dunne and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts at the tournament which employs a unique format.
As well as the individual championship, there is a celebrity team scoring component through the first three rounds.
Fox has been paired with Australian cricketing great Warne, a golfer of some ability, and they hold the lead in the Team Championship after the opening day.
Warne said he enjoyed watching 30-year-old Fox ply his trade.
"It wasn't easy out there in that wind and to watch Ryan play the way he did was a pleasure," Warne said.
"I chipped in a couple of times but it was great fun out there to watch these guys."
According to Fox, Warne more than held his own.
"Shane played some great golf," he said.
"The hole I bogeyed he made a net birdie anyway. He took advantage of short holes and made a couple of clutch putts and we combined well as a team.
"As Shane said, it was a lot of fun out there today."
The pair's second round at the multi-course event is at the nearby Carnoustie Golf Links.