Banchory’s Chris Robb, winner at the weekend of a United States college golf tournament - his second as a student at the University of Chattanooga-Tennessee, has a career as a tour professional in his sights.
“If things stay on track, I will turn pro after my final year at college. I am currently in my third of a four-year course, so I have a year and a half to improve my game to the standard you need to be to consider turning pro.”
Robb won the North-east District open amateur title at Newmachar during his summer holidays from university. He is also a former Scottish schoolboys’ champion.
“I’d say American college golf has helped my game a lot, especially in the last year or so. Seeing how hard the other guys work on practice was an eye-opener for me when I first came over to America and so I made sure I did the same.
“It’s mostly helped with the way I think on the course. I’d say, my mental side of golf needed a lot of work when I arrived from Scotland - and it has improved a lot.”
Robb’s second US college win at the weekend came in the Bridgestone Collegiate tournament at Greensboro, North Carolinia. He won by one shot from Mississippi’s State’s Axel Boasson after trailing him by two entering the final day.
The Deeside man beat a strong field which included team-mate Steve Fox, who won the US amateur championship. Fox finished 10th, 12 shots behind Robb.