Spain's Jose Manuel Lara grabbed his maiden European Tour win with a wire-to- wire victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

Four times a runner up, the man from Valencia edged out Filipino Juvic Pagunsan by a shot thanks to a closing 69.

Lara finished on 15 under par with Peter Lawrie the best of the Irish on four under.

Lawrie earned €15,006 for a share of 25th place after a level par 70 with Damien McGrane a shot further back in 34th place after a 71.

Lara led after every round but saw Pagunsan moved one clear with four to play.

But a two shot swing in Lara's favour at the 16th proved to be crucial.

Lara said: "This is my time. It is a great victory. I lost my lead today but took my chance over the last few holes.

"You wouldn’t believe the number of people who ask me when will I win. Now I can say I have."