Scotland’s Calum Hill closed with a final round 64 to claim his maiden European Challenge Tour title in dramatic fashion at the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort NI Open, presented by Modest! Golf. He denied Scott Henry and Victor Perez with five birdies on the back nine. His 19-under-par tally was against Henry’s four dropped shots in his closing three holes.
Robin Sciot-Siegrist came through 30 holes of golf – plus a shootout play-off hole – to claim a maiden European Challenge Tour title at the Galgorm Sps & Golf Resort NI Open presented by Modest! Golf. A dramatic final day, nicknamed ‘Shootout Sunday,’ was a series of six hole head-to-head matches, with the left-hander coming through to win.
Olympics-bound New Zealander Ryan Fox equalled the Galgorm Castle Golf Club course record as he stormed to victory at the Tayto Northern Ireland Open in partnership with Ulster Bank. His nine under par 62 equalled Joakim Lagergren’s score in the 2014 edition of the Northern Ireland Open, but Fox threatened to go one better down the closing stretch as he secured his second European Challenge Tour title.
In only his fourth professional start, Clement Sordet claimed his maiden victory in impressive style. The young Frenchman trailed by two going into the final round but hit the front around the turn and never wavered with a flawless back nine to finish 17 under par.
Joakim Lagergren shot an opening round of 62 setting a new course record which still stands. His impressive wire to wire victory did not come easy and he has to produce a fine up and down on the 72nd green for birdie to secure his maiden European Challenge Tour title.
Daan Huizing became the inaugural NI Open champion after the Dutchman defeated 2008 Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson (England) in a sudden-death playoff to claim his first professional victory at Galgorm Castle.