Englishman David Dixon’s three-under-par 51 was enough to give him a one shot victory over overnight leader Stephen Gray at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Par 3 Championship.
The 2001 Open silver medallist claimed the £3,750 first prize after clawing back a two shot deficit on Lanark’s Gray to win the title at Paul Lawrie Golf Centre.
Gray was two strokes clear at the turn and seemingly on course for victory but birdies at 11 and 13 from Dixon levelled the match.
Gray regained the lead with a birdie at 14 but another birdie from Dixon at 16 squared matters once more.
The turning point came at the penultimate hole when Gray dropped a shot and his hopes of forcing a play-off were dashed when his putt for par lipped out from three feet.