ENGLAND’S Matthew Jordan secured the biggest win of his career to date with a one-shot victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy.
The Royal Liverpool golfer held off the challenge of Ireland’s John Ross Galbraith to take the title won 20 years ago this year by his fellow countryman Justin Rose.
The Cheshire golfer realised the magnitude of his win when he came off the Old Course at St Andrews to see his grandparents. “My grandma was just made up, it was great to see the joy in their faces, their happiness,” he said.
“This is my first really big win. It’s brilliant, but hard to describe the feeling, it’s unique and I just want to try and savour it.
“I did well last year to get into [the national] squads and it’s just carried on from there. The next step is trying to believe you can win and having confidence and belief in yourself.”
Smith, right, follows in the illustrious footsteps of the likes of Justin Rose, Richard Finch and Oliver Fisher in claiming the title, which was first contested in 1989 when another Englishman - Russell Claydon - ran out the winner.
Australia’s Ben Ferguson finished third, a further shot adrift of Galbraith.
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