CARUS Green golf club member Adam Chapman won the Tour Championship in the PGA Europro tour in Portugal, collecting prize-money of more than £22,000.

The tournament, which took place at the Oceanico Faldo Course in the Algarve, saw more than 50 players from around the world for the 54-hole strokeplay event.

Chapman, from Windermere, led from the front against an extremely competitive field, finishing with rounds of 68, 68 and 71 to score a total of 207.

His second-round produced some stellar play. He produced a hole-in-one on the second hole, and birdied the following three holes, finishing with a four-shot lead going into the final round, at eight under par. In a competition with birdies hard to come by (less than 400 on the first two days of the tournament), Chapman collected 14 in total.

On his fantastic hole-in-one, he said: “I saw my playing partner hit an eight-iron short just before, but I still hit it with an eight-iron, perhaps just slightly fuller. When it popped in, it was high-fives all around! It took me a few minutes to process what was going on, but it felt great.”

Chapman’s final round started with two bogies on the first six holes but he found his form to finish the competition nine strokes under par to take the title against Min Kyu Kim and a guaranteed Challenge Tour spot for the 2018 season.

“I’m absolutely delighted with my win,” said Chapman, who has been coached by Carus Green’s PGA professional, Andrew Pickering, for more than two years. “For the first time in my life I was speechless and still think I’m dreaming! I’d like to thank the entire team at Carus Green and in particular, Graham Curtin, Maurice Cotter and Adam Lynn, who has been helping me with my putting and of course, a huge thanks to Andrew Pickering!”

n Consecutive under par rounds shot Jordan Harrison to a record-breaking championship win at Grange Golf Club.

The 24 year old from Flookburgh was two under in the morning and one under for the afternoon, the first time anyone has lifted the title with two sub par rounds.

The performance crowned a fine year for golf enthusiast Jordan who had already bagged seven other trophies.

His haul also included: the Glover Cup - best gross of the year; the Millennium Trophy- best five nett scores of the year; the Foursomes trophy- won with his brother Craig; Cateres Cup- Texas scramble competition with Craig andIan Harrison and John Bolton; Alan Wilson Trophy - best two nett scores out of five; Easter Shield- best nett score over two days; H.O Shepherd Trophy - best nett score.

Jordan started playing golf when he was 10 and his skill led to him being awarded Sport England funding for a golf studies course at Myerscough College. Completing that course in the top echelon he briefly tried his luck in professional golf, before deciding to return to the amateur ranks at his home club in Grange-over-Sands.

He works as a food and beverages manager at The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, but is on the greens as much as possible, current in good form, and with a scratch handicap is looking forward to some strong competition performances in the New Year.