Neil Latchmansingh held off a charging Richard Camacho to win the Men's Championship Division on the last hole at the 2018 Rudder-Alexander Golf Tournament played at Chaguaramas Golf Course, yesterday.
Latchmansingh led by six shots after day one but an inspired Camacho caught up with his main challenger after the sixth hole.
The pair carded pars for the next 11 holes and were level at 14-over-par coming into the last hole.
Latchmansingh's drive missed the fairway and he watched in dismay as Camacho put his approach shot 15-feet from the flag.
Inexplicably, the affable Camacho three-putted the hole leaving Latchmansingh a 10-footer to win the tournament by a shot.
Latchmansingh found the middle of the cup to win his first Rudder-Alexander title in what can only be described as a very exciting finish.
He later admitted he was close to tears when Camacho was attempting his birdie putt for the outright win.
Meanwhile, in the First Flight, Christon Baptiste, a former national footballer, produced a fabulous final round 74 to thwart the challenge of 14-year-old Jean Marc Chevrotiere.
The teenager held a two-shot lead after the opening day but Baptiste chipped in for birdie on the 14th hole and never relinquished the lead.
Chevrotiere was five shots back in second with Richard Lutchman, a further three strokes behind in third.
In the Second Flight, Matthew Gomez-Burke carded another 89 to win by two shots over Steve Jordan.
Jordan finished with the same aggregate score of 180 with Sherman St Louis but was awarded second place on a count back.
The round of the day came from women's championship winner Sarah Ramphal.
The 17-year-old from Aranguez shot a one-under-par 69 to win the title on a canter.
Ramphal, a national junior player, carded three birdies in a scintillating career-best round.
Tori Baptiste shot 91 to take second, while former Chaguaramas Golf Club Women's Captain Leonita Wilson carded 97 to take third.
1. Christon Baptiste 79+74 153
2. Jean Marc Chevrotiere 77+81 158
3. Richard Latchman 80+81 161
1. Matthew Gomez-Burke 89+89 178
2. Steve Jordan 93+87 180
3. Sherman St Louis 86+94 180
1. Sarah Ramphal 81+69 150
2. Tori Baptiste 89+91 180
3. Leonita Wilson 100+97 197