Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open - Presented by Modest! Golf 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open - Presented by Modest! Golf 2017 thumbnailWinner of the 2017 Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Robin Sciot-Siegrist with his proud parents Christophe and Adrienne and sister Marine. Pic by Guardian photographer Darren Crawford. GB3359D

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 Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open presented by Modest! Golf.
A dramatic final day, nicknamed 'Shootout Sunday,' was a series of six hole head-to-head stroke play matches, with the left-handed Sciot-Siegrist coming through five rounds to win, ultimately defeating Alessandro Tadini by two strokes in the final at Galgorm Castle.
The Frenchman now moves up to eighth place in the Road to Oman Rankings and he was delighted to have made this breakthrough just a year after he turned professional.
“It's amazing," said the 23 year old. "It's my first full season as a pro so I am so happy because I've been working really hard this winter and holding this trophy, I don't know how to describe it, it's just pure joy."
He praised the news format.
The champion fittingly saved his best golf for the final, a high quality contest against Tadini.
Sciot-Siegrist had makeable birdie putts on five of the six holes, converting three of them, including on the final hole, for a deserved victory.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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