England's Anthony Wall claimed victory at the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play on Sunday afternoon.

The 41-year-old was one up on Sweden's Alex Noren after 18 holes of the final for his first European Tour victory in 16 years.

His only previous Tour win had come at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2000.

At the event on Sunday, organiser Lawrie, the 1999 Open champion, praised Archerfield Links as hosts of the event.

Lawrie said: "It's been magnificent & they [Archerfield] couldn't have been any better for us.

"The driving range, pitching green, chipping green, putting green, everything's handy, everything's nearby, all the offices are there, spectator village is a little better I think than it was last year.

"The feedback again from the players, like it was last year, they love the format. They love the idea of a straight knockout.

"This is only our second year, so we are learning, as well as everyone else is.

"I think it's been absolutely brilliant."

Meanwhile Wall was thrilled to have ended his long wait for a European Tour victory.

He also admitted he was pleased to have wife Sharon and children Patrick (12) and 11-year-old Nicholas there to watch – neither were born the last time Wall was a Tour winner.

He said: "I think your first win is probably always the most special, but certainly in golfing terms, today is the most satisfying.

"I'm just pleased my family are able to see it.

"My mum, my dad, my brother, everyone saw it, all my friends have seen it, and my kids are old enough to understand that their dad is a winner.

"Because you get the usual worries that it's never going to happen again. When I did it, they weren't even born. That's how long ago it was.

"That means as much to me as anything; the fact that they know their dad can do it."

He was also full of praise for the county venue, which he said had been "phenomenal".

The 41-year-old added: "The accommodation, everything has been first class. It's been fantastic."

Also on Sunday, England's Oliver Fisher beat fellow countryman James Morrison 4&2 in the consolation match, to determine third and fourth place.