RICHARD McEvoy claimed his first title in 12 years after he came away from the Scottish Hydro Challenge victorious.

Competing on the Aviemore course, McEvoy was able to pick up his second career trophy on the the PGA Challenge Tour.

And the Shoeburyness-born golfer, 38, finished as the comfortable winner after a superb final day.

McEvoy went into the last day of the event only one shot ahead of the pack, but some impressive strokes allowed the Thorpe Hall Golf Club member to finish 16 below par - four shots clear of the second placed James Heath.

The triumph also allowed McEvoy to take home more than £35,000 in prize winnings.

Englishmen made up the top three at the Scottish Hydro Challenge, with Heath and Matt Ford, on 11 below par, sealing second and third respectively.

McEvoy beat 155 other golfers to the title, and has now moved up to fifth in the PGA Challenge Tour's Road to Oman rankings.