Connor Syme from Scotland has recorded his first professional victory at the Turkish Airlines Challenge, winning on the first play-off hole against Italian golfer Francesco Laporta.

Connor shot rounds of 65, 67, 66 and 67 for an incredible minus 23 total to get his Challenge Tour season off to the best possible start.

Connor commented ‘I’m absolutely delighted to record the win at the Turkish Airlines Challenge. It’s been an incredible week and I must thank both the Challenge Tour and Turkish Airlines for putting on such a great event. In addition I would like to thank all my family and sponsors for their ongoing support’.

Modest Golf Management Director Mark McDonnell went on to say ‘We are all so proud of Connor on his win in Turkey. We have seen first hand just how hard Connor works and he really deserves this moment. Connor is an incredible guy and we are excited for his future’.

Connor is sponsored by Ping Golf, adidas Golf, David M Robinson Jewellers, Titleist, Aberdeen Standard Investments and represents Drumoig Golf Centre. Connor now travels to Spain to compete in the Challenge de Espana.