A RISING golf star has added further accolades to his trophy cabinet after clinching another trophy.

Hexham’s Matty Lamb won the North of England Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, run by the Northern Counties, at Alwoodley, Leeds, earlier this month.

Northumberland had a strong representation at the event in the form of seven golfers, but it was the Hexham-based golfer who carded the best score over the weekend.

Lamb won the overall event by three shots and was the only player under par, with rounds of 71,68,71 and 71. This gave a three-under-par total of 281.

Matty and Christian Brown, of Close House at Heddon-on-the-Wall, also won the Northern Counties Plate - an additional accolade awarded to the best two combined scores from players of same county, over the first two days of the three-day event. The duo narrowly defeated golfers from Yorkshire by a single shot. Earlier this year, Lamb returned from lockdown to clinch the Tillman Trophy at Foxhills Golf Club, in Surrey, seeing off the challenge from England teammate Ben Schmidt.

Lamb’s four round total of 12 under par edged him to a two stroke victory over Schmidt, earning him the trophy which includes four time major champion Ernie Els as a past winner.

The golf star has continued to shine after he was named sportsman of the year at the 2019 Sport Tynedale Awards, where he also received the Tynedale Trophy for overall adult champion.