Simon Thornton signed for a four-under par final round 67 to claim a stunning victory at The Northern Ireland Masters hosted by Jonathan Caldwell at Clandeboye Golf Club.
The Tulfarris pro, who hit the front with a remarkable 11-under par course record 60 on Wednesday, found his scoring boots once more after a fog delay on Friday to lay siege to the field and claim the £12,500 top prize in the event supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council, Tourism NI, Sport NI, and the N.I Executive.
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Thornton was exemplary on the final day, taking the delay in his stride to post four birdies in a bogey-free final effort to reach 14-under par, two clear of England’s David Langley at 12-under with Mitch Waite back in third at nine-under par.
Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan carded a final round 71 to claim outright seventh place at six-under with tournament host Caldwell in a tie for 18th at three-under par. Luke Donnelly (+2), John Ross Galbraith (+3), Nathan McCann (+5), Neil O’Briain (+6) and Dylan Brophy (+8) completed the Irish scoring.
- Full scoring HERE
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