Chris Selfridge ends two-year strokeplay drought in Florida

Chris Selfride is back in the winner's enclosure. Picture via University of Toledo

He might have been left out of the Walker Cup squad but University of Toledo based Chris Selfridge showed that he's a player worth watching this season after he claimed the prestigious Talis Park Challenge in Florida.

The Moyola Park international — the reigning North of Ireland champion — won his first major strokeplay title since October 2012 when he followed a two over 73 with a pair of 67s to win by a stroke on six under par at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples. Scores

Chris Selfridge with the  Talis Park Challenge trophy

Chris Selfridge with the Talis Park Challenge trophy

The 23-year old from Castledawson was also named as the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week for the third time this year for his performance and he's determined to push on.

"It was a good event with a lot of good players," said Selfridge, who is likely to move into the world Top 125 when the rankings are updated next week "After two years and four months without a strokeplay win, it felt pretty good."

Selfridge's next outing will come in the Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston next week, where he will be joined in the field by his fitness coach Robbie Cannon.

He made four birdies and one eagle in Monday’s final round to secure medalist honours for the second time in his UT career and first since the Georgetown Intercollegiate on October 23, 2012.