Kadin Neho has become the first Northland golfer to win the men's New Zealand Amateur Championship in the 120 years the event has taken place.
The 17-year-old from the Whangarei Golf Club withstood a late charge from Tasman golfer Ryan Chisnall to win the final 3 and 2 at the Manawatu Golf Club.
He delivered a four-foot clutch putt on the 16th hole to take out the signature event of amateur golf in New Zealand.
Neho made the turn 2 up in the match but continued his momentum with a birdie at the first hole back in the afternoon. From there he never looked back and was never behind in the second half of the match.