Chris Selfridge was forced to call on all his Championship experience to hold off Robin Dawson in the final of the Cathedral Eye Clinic sponsored North of Ireland Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush.
The Moyola golfer joined an elite band of champions in retaining the title at the North Coast with a display that owed more to guts and determination than fine play.
“I felt under pressure today and it felt like I played some of my worst golf in the final,” said the 22-year-old from Castledawson.
“I got the ball in the hole and and I got over the line but the golf wasn’t flowing as in previous rounds.”
North of Ireland Amateur Championship Sponsored by Cathedral Eye Clinic
Semi-finals: David Mulholland (Castlerock) lost to Chris Selfridge (Moyola Park) 3&2; Robin Dawson (Faithlegg) bt Richard Bridges (Stackstown) 2&1
Final: Chris Selfridge bt Robin Dawson 1 hole