Jeremy Bohn warmed up for this summer’s Maccabiah Games by winning the Herts Salver at Aldwickbury Park.
The Team GB captain, who is a member of Hartsbourne Golf Club, produced an excellent finish to edge out Luke Hynes of Porters Park.
Bohn said: "I had a poor 2012 but was pleased to qualify for the Maccabiah team once more, though I knew I would have to improve my game if I am to compete for medals out there.
"As the weather has been so poor this year, hardly any golf has been possible, so I have been concentrating on getting as fit as I can and practising with a new set of irons I acquired."
Bohn, 41, achieved the best score of the day, going round in a two-under-par 69. Starting his round on the 10th tee, he reached the turn in 32 shots (-3) and proceeded to cover the tougher front nine in 37 (+1) to win by one shot and qualify for the County Championship.
He said: “It’s great to win the County qualifier, especially as so many of the top amateur players are 20 years younger and full-time golfers once they leave school.
"Now I hope to compete well at the County Championships in June, as well as continue my form through the season in the Glancy and, most importantly, at the Maccabiah in Israel.
"I played really well, but the key is always to hole some putts and I did that at crucial times."