Hampshire’s Alan Mew won the Irish Seniors’ Open when he completed a wire-to-wire success at Belvoir Park in Belfast.
The 66 year old from Stoneham Golf Club was three-under par for the 54-hole event, and won by three shots from Wales’s Nigel Evans.
An opening six-under-par 65 put Mew in pole position from the start, and he added rounds of 73 and 72 to cruise home in style.
Three shots clear setting out on his final round, Mew’s lead had increased to five by the turn. Evans got within three when Mew bogeyed the 13th, but the leader eased any nerves with a birdie at the next hole.
Mew, an England senior international, has history with this championship, having finished runner-up in 2014, when Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow triumphed at Waterville.
Evans finished runner up this time around, while defending British Senior champion Trevor Foster tied for third alongside Bob Florence (England) and the leading Irish challenger, George Wilson.