Furness Golf Club member Rob Spence had a big victory in foul conditions last weekend as he picked up the Pines Trophy at Hillside.

Spence had to play through the wet and windy weather that swept through the North West last Saturday at the Southport venue, which hosted this year's British Masters in May, an event that was hosted by Europe's Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood.

Spence, who has represented Cumbria this year, finished two shots clear after two rounds on 149, with the host club's Richie Blundell finishing runner-up on 151.

The Furness golfer began the tournament with a solid opening round, a four over par 76 during the morning, but it was in the autumnal conditions that afflicted the second round in which he really excelled.

Spence played one of the rounds of his life in shooting a one-over 73 in winds that never dipped below 30-40mph.

Once back in the dry, Spence was presented with the trophy and his name will now go on the honours board alongside former world No.1 Lee Westwood, who is a previous winner of the competition.