Scott Gregory is prepared for the biggest two rounds of his golfing career after storming into the English Amateur Championship final.
The Waterlooville-based golfer produced a stirring fightback to come through his quarter-final clash against Sean Blinkhorn as he turned around a three-hole deficit to birdie the 18th and win by one hole.
Hayling’s Jamie Mist went out by the same scoreline at the same stage.
But Gregory led from the front in his semi-final showdown against Jack Cardy with a blistering five-under par front nine, which paved the way for a 3&2 victory.
The 19-year-old Corhampton star faces Nick Marsh in a 36-hole clash today at Saunton for one of the biggest prizes in the amateur game as he bids to follow in the footsteps of Nick Faldo and Paul Casey, who are both among the previous winners.
But Gregory is attempting to maintain his focus.
He said: ‘It’s the biggest two rounds of my career so far but I will try to treat it as just another match.
‘If I build it up too much, I will mess it up.
‘So I am trying to stay focused on one shot at a time and I will see how it goes.
‘I will try to get off to a quick start again and not fall behind early as I have in the other rounds apart from the semi-final.
‘I had high hopes coming into this week.
‘I’ve been playing quite well and I knew I had found something in my putting.
‘I know I am playing well enough and it’s just a case of going out there and doing it.’