Jack Cope has revealed a deep sense of pride at adding his name to an illustrious list of winners at the English Men’s Amateur Championship.

The Former Marling student, 21, who plays his golf at a club near Chipping Sodbury, lifted the famous trophy thanks to a 4&3 victory over Lancashire’s Callan Barrow at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire.

Jack’s ball-striking and touch on the greens proved decisive and, after racing six holes clear with nine holes to play, was finally able to shake off his friend and rival with three holes to spare.

Previous winners of the competition include Sir Nick Faldo, Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett and Paul Casey.

Jack, a former England boys’ international who has had a spell away from the game after breaking his arm said: “I’m honoured to be alongside the names on the trophy. The last two years have been exceptionally tough on and off the golf course and I hope this a big leap in the right direction.

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“It’s been a gruelling week, but I’m thankful and proud.

"I always knew I had ability, but it’s about producing it when it counts.

As Jack’s local club, The Players Golf Club in South Gloucestershire get to keep the trophy for a year. Owner Adrian Stiff is intending to buy a special cabinet to keep it in.

Cope will now look to carry his form into the Brabazon Trophy later this month at Sherwood Forest.