BRITISH Amateur champion Scott Gregory is in no rush to turn professional after his first experience of a major.

The Hampshire 21-year-old, who for a short while shared the joint lead on the first day at Royal Troon, finished nine over par after a second-round 73.

As amateur champion he has a place at next year's US Open and is likely to receive the traditional invitation to the Masters, which is why he is prepared to hold off joining the paid ranks.

"I'll definitely go play in the Masters and we'll have to wait and see," he said.

"But I've got no plan at all at the moment as to when I want to turn pro.

"If I turn pro today there's probably not a lot of point because I wouldn't be making a lot of money so I might as well wait until I feel like I'm ready."

Gregory finished as the top amateur as his only other rival, Italy's Stefan Mazzoli, shot a 78 to drop to 12 over but will not receive the Silver Medal as he failed to make the cut.