Became the first Scot to win the Boys Amateur Championship in almost a decade when he claimed the title at Royal Birkdale in 2013. Then became the first player to hold that crown as well as the Scottish Boys and Scottish Boys Stroke Play titles at the same time. One of three Scots in the Great Britain & Ireland team, he beat Maverick McNealy, the World Amateur Number Two at the time, in the first-day singles in last year's Walker Cup at Royal Lytham. The same year he also helped Scotland win the European Team Championship in Sweden. Playing as an amateur, the Bearsden player made the cut at both the Turkish Airlines Challenge and the Montecchia Open by Lyoness on the Challenge Tour in 2016 before turning professional and making his European Tour debut in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where he made the cut.