LEWIS Scott capped off a memorable week by clinching the PGA Hampshire Matchplay title.

The 24-year-old sealed victory on debut with a stunning 4 & 3 victory against James Ablett at Royal Winchester.

Then 24 hours after lifting the trophy he landed his first club job, joining the team at Paultons Golf Centre, Romsey.

Scott, partnered by Harry Hart, celebrated by finishing tied-second in the PGA in Hampshire fourball championships at Boundary Lakes.

They chalked up a 64, two shots behind Corhampton pair Ian Roper and Adam Reid.

After finishing in the eighth and final qualifying spot in the match play championship, Scott rallied to defeat former order of merit winner Adam Hickling in the quarter-final.

On day two, he overcame another fierce competitor Adam Reid, to set up a showdown with Ablett, someone he knows well as he is attached to Lee-on-the-Solent.

Scott, who enjoyed a birdie blitz in difficult conditions, said: "I have always liked match play as you are just facing one person.

“It was tough against James, however. I would birdie one hole, then he would do the same as the next hole. I think I was seven under when I closed it out. James was on three or four under.

“So it was pretty amazing to win the tournament on my debut especially after making such a slow start.”

Scott honed his skills at the University of Northwestern Ohio after winning a golf scholarship from Itchen College.

Then on returning to these shores he was called up by Hampshire Colts last year before deciding to turn pro.

Scott added: "I was playing golf seven days a week, four years straight in the States, so it just seemed natural to turn pro.

“It was awesome playing for a small college in America. In my time there we went from being in the top 100 to the top three or four. I would go back in an instant.”