AN amateur from Winsford heads to Portugal next week to compete in a national final.

Carl Greenwood’s victory last year at Macdonald Portal Hotel, in Tarporley, earned him a place in the HowDidiDO National Matchplay Championship Grand final, which starts Monday week.

The eight-handicapper, a member at Wychwood Park near Crewe, will take on rivals at the Algarve’s Quinta do Lago resort.