The American now has two to his name after following up victory at the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters three weeks ago with further success in Ballymena.

Catlin fired three birdies in his final four holes to sign for a closing 64 and that was enough to earn him a two shot victory, with Aaron Rai as his nearest challenger.

Catlin said: “You never know if you’re going to win or not and to get that monkey off my back at Valderrama really freed me up today to know that I can look myself in the mirror and tell myself honestly that I’ve been here before and I can do it again.” European Tour