JAMIE Amor produced a sublime first-round to claim a four-shot victory at the annual Hills PGA Championship.

The win comes off the back of what has been a rollercoaster ride for the 21-year-old Marlborough player off the course.

Amor was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last year and then underwent a major operation, which was followed by a fight to regain fitness, capped by running the London Marathon earlier this year, from which he raised £4,600.

Now in its 39th year, the Hills Wiltshire Professionals Golf Championship was again hosted by Marlborough Golf Club last week.

A total of 20 of the county’s top professional players – including Broome Manor’s Mark Sandry, who was back to defend his title – competed over 36 holes of stroke play for a prize pot of £4,000.

All three Amor professionals, Simon, Ben and Jamie, were in the field, so there was added spice with family bragging rights at stake.

After just nine holes in the morning round, Jamie Amor was already setting the pace at three-under par and finished with a six-under first-round score of 66.

He said: “I went out of bounds on 16 for double bogey and hit an awful shot into 17 for another bogey.

“After a few deep breaths, I got it back together down 18.”

A one-over second round of 73 was enough to seal the win on five-under overall, with Amor providing the gallery, waiting at the clubhouse, with a grandstand finish thanks to a birdie at the final hole.

Upavon’s Dan Carter finished second on one-under after two excellent rounds of 70 and 73, and there was a three-way tie for third between home player Ben Amor , who shot the best afternoon round of 69, North Wilts’ Graham Laing and The Wiltshire’s Daniel Scourfield, all on level par.