Thornton powers to Delgany success

Thornton powers to Delgany success

26/07/2021

Simon Thornton hit the ground running on the PGA in Ireland circuit with victory in the Irish Life Delgany Pro-Am.

The Tulfarris professional posted a seven under par 62 to edge out Shane Jenkinson (St Margaret’s Golf & CC) at the renowned County Wicklow venue.

Simon went into the tournament bouyed by a recent victory in a Northern region event at Blackwood GC. That confidence boost lifted his game in Delgany as he grabbed eight birdies in total, his only dropped shot coming at the par-three 11th.

“I think conditions suited me to be honest. I’m hitting my driver all over the place at the minute but I didn’t have to use it. I could knock it down the fairway and then find the green as I had a decent bit of control with the irons,” said Simon.

“I’m looking forward to a good run of tournaments over the next few weeks ahead of the Irish Championship at Carne . I really feel like I need to be playing competitively and getting some rounds under my belt.”

Michael McGeady (Evolve Golf) led amateur partners John Burns, Brendan Foley and Leo Harman to victory in the team event with 96 points.

Leading scores from the Irish Life Delgany Pro-Am, Supporting the Down Syndrome Centre:

Position Name Club/facility Score
1 Simon Thornton Tulfarris Golf Resort -7 (62)
2 Shane Jenkinson St Margaret's Golf & CC -6 (63)
T3 Sean O'Donoghue Mount Wolseley Golf & CC -3 (66)
  Leslie Walker Dundalk GC -3 (66)
  Michael McGeady Evolve Golf Coaching -3 (66)
T6 Colm Moriarty Glasson Lakehouse -2 (67)
  David Higgins Waterville Golf Links -2 (67)
  Brian Jnr McCormack McCormack Golf Ltd -2 (67)

CLICK HERE to view a full set of scores from Irish Life Delgany Pro-Am.

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