First US college win for Deesider

Daniel Thompsett
Daniel Thompsett

Aboyne exile Daniel Thompsett, winner of the North-east boys stroke and match-play golf titles last summer, scored his first win in America on Saturday.

A freshman student at Rocky Mountain College in the city of Billings, Montana, Daniel headed a field of 35 players in the Yellow Jacket Spring Invitational college tournament at Pryor Creek Golf Club, Huntley, Montana.

He had scores of 74 and 73 for a total of three-over-par total of 147, winning by one shot from two Rocky Mountain team-mates.

Rocky Mountain also won the team event so it was double celebrations for Daniel in Montana over the weekend.