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Anderson (16) holds nerve to win senior title

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In persistent rain throughout the third and final day of the tournament, teenager Anderson won by just one stroke from Matthew Parkman, the 2013 Channel Islands champion.

Parkman trailed Anderson by five shots going into the final 18 holes and he almost pulled back the deficit only to leave an eight-foot putt at the 17th for birdie agonisingly close to the hole.

Anderson, who matched 1989 champion Justin Jouan's performance of winning the 72-hole event as a 16-year-old, put himself in pole position after impressive second and third rounds – a two-under-par 68 on Friday afternoon followed by a 67 in the rain Saturday morning.

Young Anderson almost blew his chance of victory by dropping five shots at the ninth and tenth holes before redeeming himself again with a ten-foot birdie putt at the 15th to open up a two-shot lead.

However two-putting at the 16th after missing the green off the tee reduced Anderson's advantage again before solid pars at 17 and 18 secured him the title.

Full story in Monday's JEP.

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