Wallace graduates with honours

Hartlepool’s Cameron Wallace capped off his college golf career with a major win at St Andrews.

The 18-year-old Dyke House College student saw off more than 40 other hopefuls from across Britain to land the Association of Colleges Championship with the lowest winning score in the history of the event. Wallace recorded rounds of 69 and 70 over the Kittocks and Fairmont courses for a four under-par total of 139.

He picked up the win in the nick of time due to the age limitations of the tournament restricting the entrants to 18 years and under – making this his last chance to win the event.

“I could have played even better,” he said, “but at the end of the day I won. I can’t play again due to my age but this is a very good ending to my college golf career.”

He played in the competition two years ago and was disappointed to finish runner-up. He then missed last year’s championship due to the pressure of studies.

In Scotland, he decided to attack from the word go and he only missed two fairways over the two days.

He eventually finished two shots ahead of Jake Hibbert from Myerscough College while his score was also good enough to take the nett prize.