Scots golfer Brian Soutar notched a stunning back-to-back success for Scotland yesterday by winning the South African amateur title.
The 27-year-old Leven ace lifted the prestigious title with a 2&1 win over home favourite Brandon Stone in the 36-hole final at Mowbray Golf Club in Capetown.
Soutar, part of a seven-man SGU national men’s squad in South Africa for a winter performance programme and supported by the institute network in Tayside and Fife, also earns a dream ticket to the European Tour, with a place in the South African Open in November.
The Fife golfer’s triumph sees him follow in the footsteps of Walker Cup star Michael Stewart, who lifted the same trophy 12 months ago after winning an all-Scottish final against Paul Shields.
After being thrown in a pool by his jubilant Scotland team-mates, Soutar said: “It’s absolutely brilliant for me, a fantastic achievement. It was always going to be a tough match against Brandon, he is some player. But I played well all week. I was calm.
“I can’t wait for the South African Open – my European Tour debut.”