Pem van Heek from The Netherlands was today crowned Champion Golfer at the 2009 Highland Golf Classic. Pem who's been travelling with his fellow Dutch golfers to The Scottish Golf Classics on and off for the past seven years saw off the very serious challenge of Yorkshireman Guy Lamb on the 72nd Hole by a singel stableford point.
Van Heek went into the final round with a two point lead and had increased to three as they teed up at the the final hole at Tain when off his first drive he found trouble and was forced to play a provisional ball from the tee. He did find his ball but from the deep rough left the ball short and left of the green. Lamb coolly lobbed his wedge to four feet.
Pem's first putt went some distance by the pin and the onlookers couldn't help but then be impressed by Lamb's solid birdie putt.
Fortunately for Van Heek he had another two putts for the trophy and needed them.
It was a fitting victory for the Dutchman as his country is today celebrating the Queen's Birthday and the all marked the occassiob by wearing the orange!
More details on the day will follow.