Raphael De Sousa won the Alamos Classic after tying with Felix Shultz on 13 under par, which put them one shot ahead of Paul McBride, who shot a final round of 9 under par.

The first day produced some spectacular golf, with two players, Felix Schultz and George Bloor carding 8 under par 63’s to lead by one shot from Paul Kinnear with Portugal’s own Tomas Silva, a shot further back.

The most impressive turn around came from Tom Metcalfe, who, after reaching the turn in 6 over par, proceeded to bring the back nine to its knees with an 8 under par 27 which, apart from the brilliance of 6 birdies and an Albatross his only slip came when he bogied the last hole!

It was a nip and tuck second day with the lead bouncing around like a beachball in the wind and De Sousa cut Shultz’s lead to one with nine to play and with Bloor slipping away it was turning into a 2-horse race.

McBride got to within touching distance of the leading pair but just failed to birdie any of the last 3 holes but non the less set the clubhouse target at 12 under par.

With De Sousa covering the back nine in 5 under par 30 and Shultz in a 4 under par 31 the pair were tied and so it was into a playoff back down the first hole they went.

It looked for all the world that extra holes would be needed but Shultz missed a tiddler for par and so it was the grateful De Sousa who claimed the trophy.