James Morrison claimed revenge over friend Farren Keenan to reach the English Amateur Championship quarter-finals at Bromborough. The 20-year-old from Weybridge had been beaten by Keenan in the Surrey County final but yesterday recorded a 7&6 victory.
While Morrison was delighted, Ryan Riley was a little disappointed to find his dream of playing Walker Cup man Gary Wolstenholme had been dashed.
Riley, 19, from Durham, completed a 2&1 win over Sussex champion Oliver Turnill in the morning to reach round four but Wolstenholme could not follow suit.
He was dumped out, 3&2, by 17-year-old David Corsby from Blackpool in one of the upsets of the day, the title remaining a glittering prize out of the veteran's reach.
Riley faced Corsby instead in the fourth round and romped to a 4&2 victory.
Adam Gee and Lawrence Dodd were two more seeds to bow out on a morning of shocks, but Paul Waring survived, much to the delight of the host club where he is a member.
After his one-hole victory over Thomas Pulling, Waring was hoping to play another Bromborough member, Alex Evans but Evans went out to James Taverner, from Middlesex.
Waring then restored the balance by dismissing Taverner 3&2 and said: "I started the week badly but I'm playing better with each round. I'm not driving the ball but the short game is looking after the rest."
Another local hope is Steve Capper from nearby Caldy. After a morning two-hole victory over Surrey's Chris Harmston, he reached the quarter-finals at the expense of Steve Benson by 4&3.
Of the other seeds, 16-yearold Oliver Fisher continued his winning ways, as did Coventry's Matt Cryer, but James Ruth lost to Northampton's Gary Boyd on the final green. n Walker Cup player Nigel Edwards was the only seed left standing in the Welsh Amateur Championship last night as the quarter-final draw took shape.
The shock of the day at Prestatyn saw former British boys' champion Rhys Davies beaten 5&4 by Devon-based Paul Hendriksen.
Defending champion Ryan Thomas, order of merit winner James Williams and merit table leader Tim Dykes also crashed out.
That left Edwards, 35 and from Whitchurch, flying the flag for the seeds, and he needed just 29 holes to move into the last eight.
He firstly beat Richard Hooper from the North Wales club at Llandudno by 5&4, and then eliminated Aberdovey's Rhys Butler on the 15th green.
Southerndown greenkeeper Llewellyn Matthews is having a splendid week and almost certainly booked his place in Wales's home international team by knocking out Dykes on the 15th green.
He then reached the last eight with a 5&4 victory over Pontypridd's Matthew Jones.