Old Kilpatrick golfer Chris Maclean won the Tennent Cup golf tournament last weekend.

The Balmore Golf Club member fended off competition from Matthew Clark to win the competition after 72 rounds, 36 at both Gailies and Kilermont Golf Clubs.

Clark and Maclean were neck and neck heading into the final nine holes, but Maclean pulled away in the tough conditions to seal the win.

And the University of Stirling student was glad to bounce back after going so close in the British Amateur tournament last week.

He said: “I was down at the British Amateurs a week ago Monday and I played really well there, I came sixth out of 280 on six under, so I’ve been playing really well and I was unlucky in the match play round.

“I got beat on the 18th in the matchplay, so it was kind of bittersweet to win this weekend to come up.

“I was playing and I played really nicely for the first 27 holes and then the wind was really strong in the afternoon, and it made the back nine difficult.

"But I knew I was playing well enough and I know Killermont well enough that I could go and play some good golf.”

Maclean will be heading to the south of France next week after receiving an invitation from the Scottish Golf Union to play in the Chiberta Grand Prix in Biarritz.

He will then head to the Scottish Amateur tournament before heading to the Dutch Amateur competition. 

Maclean plans to target the European Tour Qualifying School event at the Roxburghe in Kelso in September as he looks to break into the professional golf scene. 

He added: “That’s the goal at the moment and I’ve got three of four more events till I get to that one. 

“The aim at the moment to make the cut at that and see what happens.”