Boston golfer Dave Coupland says he is feeling ‘on top of the world’ after scooping his first win on the PGA EuroPro Tour.
The 27-year-old held his nerve to win the Mar Hall Scottish Classic on Friday, defeating Sebastian Garcia Grout in a play-off.
He shot rounds of 69, 64 and 66 to finish joint first on 11 under par.
When Garcia bogeyed the play off on the 18th hole, the Boston Golf Club member putted for par... and the £10,000 prize money.
“I felt on top of the world,” Coupland told The Standard.
“It’s a good feeling to get your first professional win.
“It’s something to build on.”
Coupland (pictured) - who begins competing in the Sweetspot Classic in Northumberland today - has set his sights on finishing in the top five of the order of merit, which will earn him a place on the Challenge Tour, European golf’s second tier.
“I knew I really had to win at least one tournament to finish in the top five, and I’ve done that now and I’m currently fifth overall,” he added.
“It’s nice to get my first pro win within 18 months of turning pro. A lot of players have to wait two or three years.”
The Boston golfer - who qualified for The Open at Carnoustie as an amateur in 2007 - says the majority of the prize money will cover expenses, although he is hoping there will be enough money left to treat himself to a reminder of his victory.