New Zealands Nick Voke has claimed his maiden professional victory on the PGA Tour of China at the Qinhuangdao Championship in a thrilling playoff.

After recording a superb Sunday round of six-under 66, it took an extra two holes of sudden-death to defeat Englands Stephen Lewton with a clutch birdie two from 25-feet.

With rounds of 71, 70, 69 and 66, Voke slowly played his way into contention before saving his best till last to come back from two shots behind Lewton.

Things have been shaping in the right direction for Voke who came tied fourth last week and now the former New Zealand number one amateur has recorded a win in just his first year as a professional golfer.

With this breakthrough victory Voke takes home just over $60,000 NZD for his efforts.

Iowa State University will be celebrating Kiwi success this weekend after Vokes recent result combined with current student Denzel Ieremias performance at the Eisenhower Trophy who led the Kiwis to fourth place.

Fellow countrymen Luke Toomey also enjoy playing another four rounds of golf to finish T31 which gave him ample time to get the champagne ready for Vokes special moment.

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