Club: Stonehaven Area: North East Date of Birth: 11/08/1998 Coach: Andrew Locke
In 2017, Sam emulated the achievement of Colin Montgomerie 30 years previous to storm to glory in the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship at Prestwick. Aged only 18, he achieved his biggest success in the game after thumping Ryan Lumsden 9&8. The last winner to achieve such a margin of victory in the 36-hole final was Montgomerie at Nairn in 1987. Locke, who is coached by his dad Andrew and is part of the Paul Lawrie Foundation, raced to a 5 up lead after nine holes before birdieing five of the last eight holes to remarkably lead 10 up at lunch. Sam, who was on the books of Banchory GC as a junior and now plays out of Stonehaven GC, also tasted a team triumph on home soil with North East in 2017 at the GolfKings-sponsored event at Newmachar.
Individual wins: Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship 2017.
Teams: Men’s Home Internationals 2017; GolfKings Men’s Area Team Championship 2017; Boys’ Home Internationals 2013, 2015, 2016.
Did You Know?
Sam is an honorary member at both Banchory and Stonehaven GC’s, following his Scottish Amateur success.