Foster buzzing after fine start

Sixteen years after his unbeaten part in sending Tiger Woods to Walker Cup defeat, England's Mark Foster is hoping to seal a return to team golf in real style this weekend.

The 36-year-old took the early lead in the fog-delayed Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles with a six-under-par 66 yesterday and hopes to earn a place in Britain and Ireland's Seve Trophy side for the first time.

Not even a problem with wasps and bees could prevent Foster from making a flying start. While Ross Fisher crashed to five over as he was affected by them – he then hit back to finish with a 71 – his fellow Englishman carried on regardless. "I made a birdie putt with a wasp on the ball," he said.