Will Enefer led wire to wire to repeat his victory of 2017, with a one-shot win over Marco Penge at the Boavista Golf and Spa Resort, in difficult and windy conditions.
In the first round, Enefer compiled a 5 under par 66 to hold the joint lead with Richard Mansell, and this gave the pair a slender one-shot advantage over George Bloor.
The second day proved to be even more difficult than the first, with high winds sweeping over the course.
Marco Penge came flying out of the blocks with a 4 under par front nine to move to 5 under but was still 3 behind Enefer, who navigated the first nine in 3 under par.
With a solid back nine being compiled by Penge who, with one hole to play was on 8 under par but a bogey at the difficult eighteenth set him back on his heels and all he could do was wait for Enefer to finish and hope that 7 under par would be good enough for at least a play-off.
Enefer, meanwhile was going along nicely and a birdie on the twelfth put him on 9 under par and favorite to take the title.
However, a bogey on the fourteenth gave him cause for concern and with the difficult finishing holes to play, it was far from over.
Enefer drew on his experience from 2017 and safely plotted his way through the last 4 holes in level par to take the narrowest of wins.
Interest is growing rapidly in the season-ending Tour Championship at Troia Golf Resort, in March, where the top 50 in the season long Order of Merit will battle it out over 54 holes, with the winner taking the 5 Challenge Tour starts first prize.
Running alongside the Tour Championship, there is also a tournament with a 25,000,00€ Prize Fund offering a 5,000,00€ first prize that is Open to all professional golfers.
You are advised to enter as soon as you can, if you intend to play, as the field size is limited to 75 players and filling up fast.