Garrick Porteous wins Scottish Amateur Championship

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Bamburgh Castle golfer Garrick Porteous became the third Englishman in the last five years to claim the Scottish Amateur Stroke-Play Championship, winning by four strokes at a blustery Southerness.

On the Solway Firth, Porteous further heightened his Walker Cup claims by building on his overnight one-shot lead for his first major success.

The 23-year-old from Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, ranked 67th in the world amateur golf rankings, has quickly gone one better than his runner-up result at the Welsh Stroke-Play last month.

Porteous finished on one-over-par 277, four clear of Irish pair Dermot McElroy (Ballymena), who eagled the last for a best-of-the-day two-under 67, and Richard O’Donovan (Lucan), as well as Moor Park’s Callum Shinkwin.

The England Golf National Squad player said: “I’ve had a lot of top-five finishes, but this is my first win so it’s special. The Lytham Trophy was tough last month, but this was colder and windier. I was just solid inside six feet, with some great up and downs.”