Teenager Thomas Neve is on course to be a sporting star after winning a national title for his golf skills.
Thomas, 18, a pupil at the Merrist Wood College, in Guildford, has won the individual title at the national Schools and Colleges Golf League tour in St Andrews, Scotland.
The youngster, who is studying for the Extended Diploma in Golf at the college, said: “The last hole was a par 5 and my 3rd shot was lying 150 yards from the flag, with the wind howling on the left.
“My next shot took it to two feet from the hole where I tapped it in for a birdie to win on count back. I was so in the zone that at first I didn’t realise I’d won. It only really sunk in at the presentation and then I had a grin on my face all day.”
John Nutt, director of Merrist Wood, which is a non fee-paying college, said: “This is such a great achievement for Tom and we are really proud that the championship has come to Merrist Wood.
“Tom has really improved his golf during his time at college and has excellent support from his tutors who expertly mentor our students.”
Thomas, whose father is head professional at the RAC, said he has been playing golf since he was old enough to stand, and his ambition is to join the European Tour. He says his course at the college has helped him to improve his game.