Scrivener and Lee carded seven-under 64 to trail surprise leader Cormin Sharvin in Hertfordshire.

The first player in the clubhouse to card 64 as he opened up with a birdie at the second, Scrivener had to wait until the seventh to pick up his second shot, which sparked a hat-trick of gains to reach the turn at four under.

Scrivener made further inroads at the 12th and 14th to move to six under before a 20 foot birdie putt at the next placed him alongside leader Adrian Otaegui, who then left the Australian on his own at the top when he bogeyed the 17th hole.


He was unlucky not to extend his lead after narrowly missing birdie attempts at the last two holes, but he was joined at the summit by compatriot Lee.

Lee, who missed the cut at the first two legs of the six-week UK swing, made a superb run of birdies around the turn to move into contention.

The 22-year-old picked up two shots and carded a bogey in his first four holes before his birdie trail began at the eighth and finished at the 12th to surge up to six under.

He held his ground to the 18th before sinking his eighth birdie of the day to reach seven under.

Queensland's Maverick Antcliff is two shots behind his fellow Australians after shooting 66 while Jake McLeod is two under and Scott Hend returned an even-par 71.