RISING star Courtney Boyes’ magnificent recent victory at St Andrews has inspired the youngster to make the next step in her golf career.

The 15-year-old Bradon Forest pupil won the sought after Strathtyrum Salver at the home of golf by beating Deborah Huckstepp in the final after progressing through three tough rounds in Scotland.

Since the victory the youngster has been looking into the possibility of enrolling to a golf college, which eventually could prove to be her route into the professional game.

“Looking to go and do something like that is something I have always been thinking about at the back of my mind, but winning at St Andrews has made me think about it even more,” she said.

“Winning the tournament was amazing, but I also picked up a lot of new things for my game by playing on the links courses.

“Hartpury College have some great facilities and I would be interested in going there, and if I can you never know what can happen after that.”

The victory at St Andrews took Boyes by surprise, and the youngster told the Advertiser she tried to block the prospect of winning the event out of her mind for as long as possible.

“When the tournament started I just wanted to play well, and I wasn’t expecting to win,” she said.

“But when it got to the night before the final game I started to believe I could, but I tried not to think about it in case it made me not play as well.

“But my caddie kept me calm and helped me avoid being nervous, and I ended up winning which was amazing.”