The Border's latest young gun has created history.
Sam Bakes is believed to be Commercial Albury Golf Club's youngest champion at only 14.
"My understanding is he's the youngest," club captain Gerard Percy said.
"He really has matured, everyone likes Sammy and he's very dedicated."
The plus-two handicapper fired four-over par 74 in the opening round of the club championships and followed it with 73 in windy conditions on Saturday.
"I had Jack (Gadd) from the pro shop on the bag and he took my mind off the scores and kept me chatting, which helped," Bakes said.
I had Jack (Gadd) from the pro shop on the bag and he took my mind off the scores and kept me chatting.Sam Bakes
Bakes edged out veteran Greg O'Brien (149).
Albury is a tight course and when the wind blows, course management becomes vital.
"Pars are good, you make the odd bogey and then if you get the chance for birdie, try to capitalise," he said.
He landed birdies on the 2nd and 5th holes.
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"You haven't got the room, you only have to slide off into the trees and you're in a bit of a pickle," Percy said.
The year nine student will contest today's Riversdale Cup, alongside Wodonga product Daniel Gill.