Garrick Higgo said it felt "awesome" to secure his first European Tour victory at the Open de Portugal.

South African Higgo struck a bogey-free seven-under-par final round of 65 to finish the week on 19 under par and was able to hold off Spain's Pep Angles by one shot to claim a maiden victory.

Speaking after his win, the 21-year-old told "It feels awesome. I thought it was going to be a little bit easier over the last three holes but he (Angles) made it a bit tough. That birdie on the last was really, really nice.

"It actually feels a little bit like South Africa to be honest. I just really enjoyed it and I just made sure I had fun out there. It's a funny feeling. I’m sure it’ll kick in tonight but for now it’s just nice.

"I could have done even better, golf’s always like that. It was nice. I don’t think I made a bogey in two days, so I was just really, really sharp.

"My short game was very good, I chipped in three times so every time I was out of position, I made it a 'double-plus’."

Paul Dunne, Gavin Moynihan and Niall kearney all missed the cut.