MALTON & Norton Golf Club star David Hague has won the Lee Westwood Trophy in dramatic fashion.

At Rotherham GC, the England Men’s Squad player pipped local hero Lewis Hollingworth with a superb birdie on the final hole.

Hollingworth, playing in front of family and friends at his home club stood one stroke ahead of Hague and the rest of the field on the 72nd and final hole of the three-day event, aiming to become the second consecutive home player to win the prestigious trophy.

But his drive found the trees to the right of the fairway leaving him with no shot to the green on the long par four.

Hague saw his opportunity and hit an arrow-like long iron to the heart of the green leaving a tap in for birdie and the championship.

He said: “I played steadily from tee to green all week but struggled on the greens,” which, he said, were the best he had encountered all season. “It has been a tough week for everybody with the wind being so gusty.”

Victory lifted a cloud on a difficult year for Hague, who has struggled with a virus for a large part of the early season.

“I hadn’t played competitive golf until May and this was only my fifth WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) event all year," he said.

"But I’m fully fit again now and very happy to have won this event.”

The Lee Westwood Trophy is one of England’s top amateur events and one of the region’s highlights of the golfing season.