Stonehaven’s Sam Locke has received the Silver Medal for the leading amateur at the 147th Open Championship.
Locke, 19, only reached Carnoustie through final qualifying, but the Scottish Amateur champion was the only Scot or amateur to make the cut at his maiden Major.
He ended the championship nine over par after a final day round of seven over, but joined household names like Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods as winners of the medal.
Locke said: “Obviously, it’s a great feeling to have won the silver medal and make the cut in my first major as well.
“Obviously, the back nine today wasn’t what I wanted, but overall, I’m really pleased to be here. Just for a start, playing in the tournament, let alone making the cut and doing reasonably well.
“So, yeah, it was good fun then. I learned lots from it.”
He added: “It’s really nice to know you’re in the company of some of the great names in golf.
“Hopefully, if I can just keep working hard and doing what I’m doing, there’s no reason why I can’t become a big name. But, yeah, it’s a great feeling.”
Meanwhile, Francesco Molinari of Italy lifted the Claret Jug, with a 72-hole score of 276 or eight under par.