Portugal’s own Tomas Bessa led from start to finish to win the San Lorenzo Open by 2 shots from the Netherlands Lars Keunen, with England’s Dan Smith a shot further back in third place.
Bessa was chased by Smith, during the first 2 rounds, with Bessa on 11 under par and Smith on 10 under but as is usual, during the final round, some back nine nerves were apparent.
Bessa cruised through the front nine in 3 under and at that stage it looked all over, with closest challenger Smith taking a double bogey 7 on the par five 8th hole, that derailed his challenge.
However, Bessa then also seemed to get a little shaky on the back nine, shooting a 4 over par 40 for a final round of 73 and a total of 206.
Never the less, this total proved good enough to hold off Keunan, who had finished earlier with a second consecutive 68 to end the tournament on 208 and secure second place.
San Lorenzo is an Iconic venue and an excellent challenge for the players but this is softened by the outstanding hospitality shown to the competitors and the Tour organisers by the club.