Wonder Wallace

Teenager Cameron Wallace burnt up the Seaton Carew links to break the 44-year-old Old Course record not once but twice within a week.

The 18-year-old posted a brilliant 64 in the Gray Trophy – which was only good enough second spot despite setting a new course record because his handicap of plus-two.

Then a few days later, in the Lytham Trophy, he went even lower with an eagle, eight birdies and a stunning back nine of 29 as he blitzed the course in 62 to take the trophy and enter the record books again.

He said: “Everyone at the club was over the moon because finally someone had broken the record and this should stand for a lot of years. For the 64 I didn’t really miss anything, I could’ve possibly holed a couple more putts but couldn’t complain, could I? Then for the 62 I got off to a scrappy start, struggled for the first five holes and then found a swing and didn’t miss.

“I remember standing on the 16th tee at eight under-par and thinking maybe I could pick up one more to break my own record. I holed a long putt on 16 to get to nine under-par, then hit it to 8ft on 17 and missed, but I hit it close on 18 and holed it and it felt great to break it as the best Old Course record of 66 had stood for 44 years.”