Ben Stow produced a sensational final round of 66 to win the Brabazon Trophy at Seaton Carew Golf Club.
Matthew Henry followed the Dorset golfer around the back nine of the Seaton links.
Hole 10- Stow -12. Evans -10. Chesters -10.
Leader Stow hits his tee shot on the spectacular tenth hole into the left hand side of the fairway before missing the green to the left with his second shot.
The Dorset man saves par however chipping to within a foot from the rough and tapping in for a four.
Applause ripples around the links as Englishman Ashley Chesters makes his fourth birdie of the day ahead on the 11th to move to -11.
Hole 11- Stow -12. Evans -10. Chesters -11.
Stow steps up to the tee on the par five 11th and this shot bounces on the fairway but skips on into the rough joining his playing partner Craig Ross in the long stuff.
Stow plays a magnificent recovery shot to the edge of the green and puts to within six feet.
Groans follow from the locals however as the Dorset man misses his birdie putt but taps in for par to remain 12 under.
Hole 12- Stow -12. Evans -10. Chesters -11.
Driver in hand, Stow launches his tee shot straight down the fairway on the 12fth before playing one of the shots of the round hitting his iron shot three feet from the pin.
Ross follows Stow with an even better shot that stops a few inches from the hole.
Both make birdie which takes Stow to -13.
In the final group, Ryan Evans birdies the 11th to move to 12 under.
Ahead Ashley Chesters birdies 13 to move into second place.
Hole 13- Stow -13. Evans -11. Chesters -12.
Stow plays conservative, using an iron off the tee and lays up short of the 13th green with his second.
A poor third shot leaves him off the green facing an uphill putt towards the flag but he gets up and down to make his par.
The Chesters charge continues as he makes another birdie.Hole 14- Stow -13. Evans -11. Chesters -12.
Stow heads left into the rough again off the tee on the par five but makes good ground down the fairway from a bad lie with his second.
He then chips to eight foot from the flag leaving a testing putt for birdie. Incredible, his putt defies gravity rolling right around the hole.
Stow settles for par.
Hole 15- Stow -13. Evans -11. Chesters -13
The crowd on the green ahead cheer as Chesters sinks a monster 35 ft putt for birdie on the 15th to share the lead and behind Evans birdies 14 to move to -12. Pressure on Stow.
He finds the green on the par three but can’t match Chesters carding a three. Hole 16- Stow -13. Evans -12. Chesters -14
Four birdies in a row from Chesters, he snatches the lead and now there’s more trouble for Stow as he hits his tee shot into the bushes on 16.
He takes a penalty drop and then finds the green with his next.
Respite for Stow as Chesters makes bogey ahead on the 17th, but Stow misses his 30ft par putt and has to settle for bogey remaining a shot behind.
Hole 17- Stow -12. Evans -12. Chesters -13.
Two perfect shots from Stow give him a chance of birdie on the par four 17th. Huge moments as Chesters pars the last equalling the course record with a 66 to take the clubhouse lead and in the final group Evans birdies the 16th to move to -13.
Stow lines up his 15 footer. He holes it!
A fist pump and a cry of “come on” from the young golfer, he now shares the lead with Chesters with one hole to play.
Hole 18- Stow -13. Evans -13. Chesters -13.
Three men tied for the lead at Seaton. Stow, followed by an army of locals, marches after his tee shot which finds the fairway on the 18th.
His second looks to be heading right of the green but gets a bounce and the ball feeds towards the hole leading to a swell of applause from around the green.
He has an eight foot putt to take the lead on the final hole. It’s there! Right in the heart of the hole.
Ben Stow takes the lead in the Brabazon Trophy. Ryan Evans must birdie the last hole to force a play-off.
Evans finds the green with his second shot and must hole a tough downhill putt. It pulls up short, Evans makes par.
Stow removes his cap, a hug from Evans.
Ben Stow is the 2014 Brabazon Trophy champion.