Raphael De Sousa put in an extraordinary finish to beat Max Orrin by a single shot at Penina, over the Championship course and record his first international win for fourteen years.

Orrin held the lead after the first day, with a blemish free round of 10 under par 63, which had him 4 shots ahead of his nearest rivals, Billy Spooner, Joao Ramos and the eventual winner De Sousa.

As often happens after a very low round a player suffers a reaction and struggles to re-capture the form he showed in the first round. and this is what happened to Orrin.

Orrin, remained on 10 under par as he reached the fourteenth hole, but he still held the joint lead with former Walker Cup star David Boote had earlier added a 6 under par 67 to his first round to reach 10 under par in the clubhouse.

Orrins nearest rival out on the course, Spooner and Ramos were also struggling, as was his playing partner De Sousa, who was still 4 shots adrift with 5 holes to play and with 2 par fives to come Orrin was still a hot favourite to win.

It was at this point that De Sousa embarked on an unbelievable finish, where he covered the final 5 holes in 6 under par made up of 4 Birdies and an Eagle, this left Orrin on the ropes despite him putting up a gallant fight to the end.