Giles makes hay in the sun at Belvoir Park

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Robert Giles from Greenore Golf Club (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

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Robert Giles returned to winning ways at the Belvoir Park Pro-Am.
The Greenore GC professional, making only his second start of the season, posted a four-under par 67 in sunny conditions at the Belfast course.

It gave the experienced campaigner a one-shot victory over Gareth Shaw (Moyola Park) with Simon Thornton (Tulfarris Golf Resort) and Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC) a shot further back in joint third place.

With a shotgun start in operation, Giles, playing in the morning wave, began his round at the par-3 fourth with an opening birdie. He followed up with further birdies at the fifth, eighth and 10th to reach four under after seven before a dropped shot at the par-3 11th halted his progress.


The 46-year-old picked up his fifth birdie of the round at the par-4 13th and then parred his way in to post the winning score.

Simon Thornton and amateur partners Tom Muldoon, Declan McKeever and Darren McKeever grabbed the team prize with a score of 89 points.

Belvoir Park Pro-Am Leading scores
1 R Giles (Greenore GC) -4 67
2 G Shaw (Moyola Park GC) -3 68
T3 R Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC) -2 69
T3 S Thornton (Tulfarris Golf Resort ) -2 69
T5 E O’Connor (Kilkenny GC) -1 70
T5 C Molloy (Ardee GC) -1 70
T5 B Doheny (Callan GC) -1 70
T8 A Dunbar (Elm Park GC) E 71
T8 N Grant (Knock GC) E 71
T8 E Brady (Clontarf GC) E 71


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