Master of the Old Course

Brad Robinson lifted his second trophy at the Old Course in St Andrews at the Boyd Quaich Tournament.

Brad, who learned to play the game at Westerhope Golf Club and won the Faldo Series’ Scotland event at St Andrews in 2016, lifted the trophy in the event featuring the best student golfers from around the world. Representing Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina, Brad shot rounds of 71, 70, 73 and 69 to beat American Ross Moore by one shot.

“It’s fantastic to be able to say I’ve now won twice around the Old Course,” said Brad.

“I felt really well prepared going into the event having played well in college events before coming back home for the summer.

“The final day was a tough one with the wind switching as I made the turn so both nines played into the wind. I made a great start to turn in three under-par then got to four under-par through 14. The final stretch was the toughest part of the course and I dropped shots at the 16th and 17th before birdieing the last – which I knew would give me a chance.”

Brad, who has recorded a second place finish and three top-fives as he finished outside the top-10 just once in 11 events in the US this season, had a nervous wait in the clubhouse, lying a shot behind the leaders on the course.

“It was a nice feeling having set the score and knowing how tough the finish was. It was nerve-wracking watching the leaderboard though!”

Brad will return to North Carolina this summer for his final year as a college player.