A GREENOCK golfer is celebrating success for the second time in a major Inverclyde tournament.

Paul Dorrian, 21, won the Inverclyde Champion of Champions, three years after winning it as a junior.

Paul, a member of Greenock Golf Club, said: “Inverclyde champion of champions is a tournament of the best club golfers who play each other on the day.”

This year’s tournament involved Paul, Jim Docherty, of Port Glasgow, where the event was held, and Jamie Sinnamon of Whinhill.

Paul, of Patrick Street, has been playing the game for half his life and said he enjoyed the tournament.

He said: “It was good. I probably put a lot of pressure on myself because I’m quite competitive. I’m really pleased to win it.”

There was a knock-out round in the morning and the two players with the best scores battled it out on the course in the afternoon and Paul was crowned champion after beating Jamie.

He says his favourite player when he was growing up was Padraig Harrington.

Paul said: “He wasn’t the best golfer in the world but he worked the hardest and he’s won three majors. 

“I modelled myself on him.”

Paul also enjoyed his biggest win to date at an open competition, the Baxter Cup, at Strathaven Golf Cup.

Paul said: “It was a 36-hole open competition, it’s the biggest tournament I’ve ever won.”

He juggles his passion for golf with his job with the Clydesdale Bank. 

The youngster is now gearing up for a busy summer with some Scottish 72-hole events.