|2017 Champion Of Champions Trophy winner|
Michael Smyth (Royal Troon)
Gimson stemmed the tide briefly at the fourth when the hole was halved in birdie fours but when Gimson failed to make par at the short fifth hole, Smyth extended his lead to four up.
Gimson battled on and successive birdies at the sixth and seventh saw him reduce Smyth's advantage to two holes. The players saw out the remaining holes in the outward half with pars to half both holes, leaving Smyth two ahead as the match turned for home.
At the tenth, Smyth could only manage a bogey five and Gimson took the opportunity to reduce the defecit further, to a single hole, wth a winning par four.
|2017 Champion Of Championj Trophy finalists|
Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) &
Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert
With match referee Iain Harvey
With holes running out for Gimson, the thirteenth and fourteenth were helved in pars, leaving Smyth three ahead with four to play, and a par four at the fifteenth was good enough for Smyth to win the hole to secure the Champion Of Campions Trophy for the first time, with a 4 & 3 victory.
There was a high standard of play from both players throughout the final, with Smyth covering the holes played in par figures.