Shirland golf pro Tim Stevens and his amateur partner Keith Cornish narrowly failed to take victory at the PGA Lombard Pro Am Trophy.
The pair were pipped by just two strokes after two rounds of golf, coming second with a score of 135. However, they won £7,500.
They were beaten by another Derbyshire duo Ian Walley, pro at Kedleston Park golf club, and his amateur partner Ian Neal, who shot a combined 133 over the two days of the competition to pick up the trophy and the £12,000 prize.
The competition was played on the Centenary course at Gleneagles on which next year’s Ryder Cup will be contested.
Keith had to make last minute changes to his family’s summer holiday after he and Tim won their qualifying round in the best ball competition at Little Aston, in August.
Keith had to fly out two days early so Keith could fly back from Spain on Monday and be collected by Tim from Edinburgh Airport ahead of the two day competition including all expenses paid accommodation at the Gleneagles Hotel. Only 32 players took part in the final. Tim said: “every time I hit a poor shot Keith just seemed to hit a good one”.