Matt Fitzpatrick became the first Englishman to win the US Amateur Championship title since 1911 after beating Australia's Oliver Goss 4&3 in the final at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The 19-year-old led for the majority of the 36-hole play-off to earn himself a slice of history and a pathway into next season's majors.
Fitzpatrick had already earned an exemption into the 2014 US Open by reaching the final, provided he remains an amateur.
But his success also means the Sheffield-based player will receive a place in next year's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and a likely invitation to The Masters at Augusta.
Fitzpatrick first came to wider attention in July by securing the Silver Medal as top amateur at the Open Championship at Muirfield.
He had to battle for his success over a gruelling 36-hole test, finally moving ahead for good on the 15th after the lead had regularly changed hands early on.