Michael Hoey found the road back to the winner’s enclosure after several barren years on the European Tour.

In the first round, Hoey, a 5-time winner on the European Tour, compiled a solid 2 under par 70, in very windy and testing conditions, which left him trailing the first-round leader, George Bloor, (68), by 2 shots.

One shot further back from Bloor, on 3 under par, came Hannes Ronneblad and Marco Iten, with Richard Mansell and Gian-Marco Petrozzi and joining Hoey on 2 under par.

The second day weather was a lot quieter than day one and the scores started to reflect that fact, with Will Roebuck carding a 7 under par 65 that elevated him into the prize money, despite an opening 5 over par 77.

In the main battle for the title, Paul McBride stormed to the turn in a 6 under par 30 to reach 7 under par and lead by one from Hoey, who was 6 under.

The first hole-in-one of the day came from Tomas Bessa on the third hole, which helped him compile a 5 under par 67 for a 3 under par total.

Hoey slipped a shot with a bogey on the tenth, to fall 2 shots behind McBride, who was churning out regular pars.

 On the fourteenth there was a sudden and dramatic turn around when McBride took a triple bogey to drop back to 4 under and out of the lead.

Hoey, 2 groups behind, then holed his second shot for an Eagle two on the very same hole to take a 3 shot lead into the last 4 holes.

Hoey then produced an astonishing run of holes when, after a mundane par on the fifteenth, He followed it with a hole-in-one on the sixteenth and a birdie on the seventeenth.

Despite McBride rallying with a birdie on the seventeenth, Hoey took a very comfortable 5 shot lead to the last tee and duly clinched the title with a ten under par 2 day masterclass.