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Challenge Tour: McArthur seals maiden win as Scots trio flourish in Spain

ANDREW McArthur secured the first professional victory of his career on a superb final day for the European Challenge Tour's Scottish contingent at the Reale Challenge de España in Madrid.

The 29-year-old Glaswegian sealed a one-shot victory over his compatriot Lloyd Saltman and Spain's Alfredo Garcia Heredia at the Casino Club de Golf Retamares, after a final round of two-over-par 74 was good enough to take the 22,400 top prize.

Richie Ramsay made it three Scots in the top six after a final round of 70 saw the Aberdonian finish on four under.

McArthur, the 2004 Scottish Amateur champion, thought he was two shots off the lead as he played the closing holes, having been told by his fellow Challenge Tour pro – England's Gary Lockerbie – that he was behind with just a couple of holes remaining. It wasn't until he birdied the par-three 17th that he saw the leaderboard and realised he was two clear with just the 18th to play.

 
 
 

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