Walker Cup hero Nigel Edwards slammed the snail-like pace of Wentworth's Jonathan Evans after reaching the last 32 of the British Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale yesterday.
"His speed was ridiculous - I'm glad for the championship that I won," said Edwards following a tortuous duel lasting more than four hours.
Two weeks after Simon Khan was fined £8,000 at the Irish Open, Edwards, the golf co-ordinator for the Welsh Golfing Union, said of Evans: "If he is turning professional I guess he is going to have a few fines. He took three minutes over his third shot at the 17th."
One down with four to play, Edwards, who sank the winning putt in Britain and Ireland's third successive win over America at Ganton two years ago, birdied the long 17th and won at the first extra hole when Evans needed two attempts to get out of a fairway bunker.
Essex's Oliver Fisher, 15 months younger than the youngest winner of the title, survived two rounds. First the 16- year- old, runner-up in the Junior Open last year, beat Lancashire's Craig Fort two and one. Then he defeated Maxstoke Park's Chris Evans 6&5.
Evans' fellow Midlandler, Coventry's Matt Cryer, beat Chris Cousins ( Aberdare) 6&5 in the second round.
Gary Wolstenholme, the 1991 and 2003 champion, came from two down to knock out last year's quarter-finalist Mark Halliday and then overcame host club member Ben Parker 2&1.
Titleholder Stuart Wilson, of Forfar, crashed 5&4 to Pontypridd's James Williams.
Leading qualifier, Swiss player Damian Ulrich, went down 2&1 to Northumberland ' s Chris McDonnell.