OLLIE Mukherjee, from Loretto Golf Academy, carded a brilliant round of 60 (11 under par) on his way to competition success. . . just days after successfully completing his A-Level mock exams.

The upper sixth pupil at Loretto in Musselburgh went on to win the tournament by 13 shots from his twin brother Sam.

The event was organised by 9ZERO Foundation at Longniddry and Craigielaw Golf Courses.

Ollie, aged 17, won the 9Zero Foundation Race to the USA event at Longniddry and Craigielaw, finishing on -14 following rounds of 69, 60 and 67.

He said: “It was definitely a nice way to start the season.

“I felt pretty comfortable and present the whole round and just allowed myself to hit great shots.

“It was good to be back competing after a pretty intense mock exam schedule, which fortunately went well, so the round felt like a reward for the work that I’d put in for my exams. A good tournament to start the year –and I’m looking forward to building on it and working towards my goals for the 2023 season.”

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Adam McKinlay, director of golf at Loretto, added: “Balancing the requirements of final year, A-Level mock exams and elite-level golf is no easy feat.

“So for Ollie to shoot an -11 in 60, just days after successfully completing his A-Level mocks, demonstrates his strength of character and his commitment to the pursuit of excellence both on and off the golf course.

“As a golf and academic programme we are really proud of all three Mukherjee boys and our senior leadership group who have set such exceptional standards both in the classroom and on the golf course.

“While acknowledging at the same time the invaluable contributions of our educators who flexibly support and enable these exceptional young people to pursue their dreams, without compromising their educations.”

Last year, Ollie became the youngest ever Scottish Men’s Amateur Champion and is looking forward to defending the title at Royal Dornoch in August.

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With Sam, who is also a pupil at Loretto Golf Academy, he has committed to play men’s golf at North Carolina’s Duke University, under Coaches Green and Heintz, from August 2024.

One of his season goals is to make the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team who compete later this year at St Andrews. His dominant performance came at Craigielaw where he is a member and he hopes to do the same at St Andrews where he is also a member.

He won the R&A Men’s Gold Medal on the Old Course last year.