GARY Orr became the first home winner of the Scottish Senior Open in more than a decade as he triumphed at Craigielaw Golf Club on Sunday.

He held off the challenge of Englishman Paul Streeter to win with a total of four-under-par and he became the first Scottish winner of the event since Sam Torrance 12 years ago.

And it was a double celebration for Helensburgh's Orr as he also claimed his first-ever win on the Staysure Tour.

The 51-year-old said: I’m really pleased to get over the line, especially on a day like today.

"I’ve had a few good finishes recently and it was just a case of someone playing a little bit better.

“I’ve never won at home before. The best I’ve done before is third at the Scottish Open. It’s extra special to have my first win on this Tour be in Scotland.”

Orr started the final round with a three-stroke lead, and that grew to five before the weather took hold and he was pegged back – only Orr and Streeter finished under-par.

And after the final round, Orr said: "It was really tough today.

“It was a day for battling away and just hanging in there.

I didn’t realise I had a five-shot lead until the last few holes, so it was nice to get over the line.

“It was brutal, especially when the rain came in. I made some solid pars to keep it going. I had a flier into a bush on 12 and made double bogey.

"The conditions were hard anyway, but even tougher when you’re trying to win a tournament."

Markus Brier, Rafael Gomez, Phillip Price and David Shacklady finished in a share of third place on level par, while English duo Barry Lane and Gary Marks and Switzerland’s André Bossert shared seventh on one-over par.

And the trip to Craigielaw brought double success for Orr, as he also won the Hickory Challenge.

He beat Englishman Paul Eales and Swede Jarmo Sandelin in the four-hole challenge on Craigielaw’s academy course.

Meanwhile, there was local involvement as three county youngsters took part in the first two days' play.

Jack Noon (Musselburgh), Andrew Scott from Dunbar and Mollaidh Nicholson of Kilspindie all qualified to play in the Pro-Am through their performances in the East Lothian Junior Golf League Championships in August.

Mollaidh had dad Fraser as caddie as she drawn with Ryder Cup stars Eamonn Darcy and Des Smyth, as she finished 20th in the Pro-Am, eight-under-par.

Noon also had his dad David carrying his bag, and was drawn with eventual runner-up Streeter and Ryder Cup player David Gilford – he finished 14th, on 10-under.

And Scott's dad Walter was his caddie as he played with Scottish star Ross Drummond and three-time senior tour winner Simon Brown; the Dunbar starlet was 16th in the event (nine-under).

The host club celebrated as the Pro-Am was won by Craigielaw's junior convenor, Gordon Smith, on 17-under-par.