A SOUTHSIDE joiner hammered the opposition to book a trip to Mexico in his Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship.
David Dickson, of Glasgow’s Eastwood golf club, made sure PGA Professional Stuart Wilson reached his second successive final.
The pair dominated the event at Haggs Castle golf club and won by five shots after carding an eight under par round of 64.
They convincingly beat host duo Joseph McBrearty and Ralph MacPherson and the Ranfurly Castle pairing of Andrew McIntyre and Alan Hughes into second spot.
Now Dickson and Wilson will play in the £30,000 final which will be held at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa resort at Cancun in Mexico in December.
Moon Palace is home to a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course where 16 PGA professional and amateur teams will contest the event.
Wilson admitted that he was stunned to be back in the final.
He said: “To get there is a once in a lifetime thing, but to do it twice is unbelievable.
“I have to say my partner David played some phenomenal golf. He plays off scratch and we thought we would have a reasonable chance of doing well.
“To be honest, we didn’t think we’d win by as much as we did.
“Usually, there’s a someone who’ll challenge you, but we’d done enough by the halfway point when we were four under par.
“As it turned out we finished well, but we started with an eagle and built our momentum from there, but David plays a lot of golf and played in another competition that evening.
“He was more familiar with Haggs Castle than I was even though my club’s only about 10 minutes away”.
Wilson is looking forward to another journey across the Atlantic.
He added: “Last year was a tremendous experience when the final was held in Las Vegas - and me and some friends took the opportunity to tour the West Coast.
“But it was actually quite cold so I’m looking forward to it being a bit warmer in Mexico!”