GOLFER Chris Paisley has continued his impressive run of form on the European Tour.

The former Stocksfield junior made a blistering start to the Belgian Knockout event, at Rinkven International Golf Club in Antwerp.

His two opening rounds of 65 saw Paisley top the 64-man strokeplay leaderboard at 12-under-par, one stroke ahead of Swede Anton Karlsson.

Paisley defeated fellow Englishman Sam Horsfield in the first round of the knock-out matchplay stages, before losing to France’s European Tour stalwart Grégory Havret in the last 32.

Havret went on to reach the semi-finals, where he lost to Dutchman Darius Van Driel.

The young Italian Guido Migliozzi lifted the title, after defeating Van Driel by four strokes in Sunday’s final.

Paisley’s impressive display in Belgium came a week after he finished sixth at the Made in Denmark event, at the Himmerland Golf & Spa resort, with rounds of 68, 71, 71, and 65.

The 33-year-old was tied for fourth place on nine-under par, alongside fellow Englishman Paul Dunne.

The 26-year-old Dunne is known in the Tyne Valley from his success in the 2017 British Masters, at Close House.

Austrian Bernt Weisberger was the Made in Denmark Champion, finishing on 14-under-par.

Paisley’s recent upturn in form has seen him rocket up the world golf rankings, from 177th the 153rd.

He is now listed among the top 60 golfers in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings, which ranks players over the full tour season.