Jack Cope won a dramatic four-hole play-off to clinch the prestigious St Andrew’s Links Amateur Trophy earlier this month.

The English Amateur champion shot a bogey-free final round of 67 to draw level with fellow Englishman Robin Williams and Scottish Amateur champion George Burns on the old course at St Andrews.

He finally prevailed after he birdied the fourth extra hole, the 18th.

This was the first time Jack had won a play-off, at the fifth time of asking.

Reflecting on his victory the former Marling student said: “I was committed to every shot I hit out there for those four holes.

“I probably played the best golf I played tee-to-green all week on those four holes.”

Speaking about the scene of his victory the 22-year-old, from the Players Club near Chipping Sodbury, added: “I love the Home of Golf. I was at university in Scotland for a few years and I’d play round all the courses here.

“It’s very special to walk over that bridge and think who has played here and won here.

“This is very very special to me.”

Jack has now climbed to 22nd in the newly published World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) - his highest ever position.