Gaelen Trew, became only the second amateur to win on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour following in the footsteps of Portugal’s Joao Ramos.
Trew shot two consistent rounds of 3 under par over the Dom Pedro Victoria course that hosts the Portugal Masters for a total of 6 under.
His playing partner, the 1999 Open Champion, Paul Lawrie, matched the 6 under total, including a back nine of 4 under par, which meant the title would be decided with a play-off.
The eighteenth hole, at Victoria, provided the backdrop for the title decider and Trew was first into bat and flared his tee into the large bunker on the right of the fairway, seemingly handing the advantage to Lawrie.
Unfortunately, Lawrie then found the left-hand water penalty area and had to hit again from the tee, from where he found the same trap as Trew.
Lawrie, first to play, hit the shot of the tournament, a rescue club from the sand from around 190 yards too within some 25 feet of the hole giving him a chance to make a bogey 5.
Trew then played out safely to the right of the green leaving a tricky shot from a swale to a fast running green, he executed the shot admirably and found the green although the ball ran out too some 40 feet.
With Trew to putt first, he rolled the ball up to within a foot or so of the cup meaning that Lawrie needed to make his for a half and to continue the play-off.
His putt kissed the side of the hole but failed to drop which left Trew with the easiest of putts to secure the victory, which he duly holed for a memorable win against the 1999 Open Champion, Paul Lawrie.
Trew was full of praise for the Dom Pedro Victoria Course and the clubhouse staff who catered for the players every need, with enthusiasm and a smile.