Oliver Mukherjee’s success in the Scottish Amateur Championship at Gailes Links at the weekend created a little bit of history.

It is believed that the 16-year-old from Gullane is the youngest champion in the event’s long, decorated history.

Mukherjee secured the title with a spirited one-hole win over Gregor Tait in the 18-hole final to join a distinguished roll of honour.

Tait had moved into a three-hole lead after 10-holes but, aided by back-to-back birdies at the 13th and 14th, Mukherjee hauled himself back to all-square with four holes to play. He got up-and-down to save par on the short 15th to inch ahead for the first time and secured the victory on the last when Tait missed the birdie putt he needed to force extra holes.

“I didn’t like my chances at the turn but got my energy back and, with some help from my caddie, I was able to turn it round,” said Mukherjee. “It’s been a long week but I feel great.”

David Law and Robert MacIntyre, both winners on the DP World Tour, were just 18 when they won the Scottish Amateur title in 2009 and 2015 respectively but Mukherjee’s effort eclipses those particular age feats.