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Thornton secures Belvoir Park Pro-Am success

June 8, 2017

Simon Thornton

Simon Thornton coped admirably with blustery conditions to win the Belvoir Park Pro-Am on Tuesday.
The Newcastle-based professional fired a three under par 68 to edge out Headfort’s Joe Dillon at the Belfast course.
“It wasn’t easy. It was hard to pick the wind with it swirling through the trees,” said Thornton who is still easing himself back to full fitness following surgery on his feet.
“We’re on schedule, they are sore towards the end of the round but it’s not the same pain as before, it’s pain from the operation and that will ease in time.. hopefully.

“It’s a slow process, I’m not rushing it because there is a lot of golf to come with the Irish PGA Championship and then the Irish Open. I just have to manage it as well as I can.”

Starting at the first, Simon raced to three under after four holes courtesy of birdies at the first, third and fourth. A dropped shot at the seventh slowed his progress but he turned for home in two under 34 and an eagle at the par five 10th saw him reach four under for his round.
Simon added; “It was a nice start and then I pitched in for that eagle on 10 but after that, I was finding the middle of the greens with my approach shots and two-putting for pars.
“I bogeyed the 15th when I hit a three-wood into the trees but I think I could have been a few more under par if I had been a bit sharper.”
Kilkeel GC professional Jerry Scullion, guided his amateur partners of Neill Roulston, Ian Emerson and Sam Gillespie to success in the team event with 84 points.

Belvoir Park Pro-Am sponsored by DeepRiverRock results

Belvoir Park Pro-Am
sponsored by DeepRiverRock
at Belvoir Park (Par 71)
Leading scores
1 S Thornton (Simon Thornton Golf) 68
2 J Dillon (Headfort GC) 69
T3 D Mooney (Damian Mooney Golf), D McGrane 70
T5 C. Carvill (Belvoir Park GC), M McGeady (Seamus Duffy Golf Academy), K Shannon 72

Scullion back to defend Ulster PGA crown at Hilton Templepatrick

October 3, 2016
Jerry Scullion

Jerry Scullion

Jerry Scullion has designs on retaining the PGA Ulster Championship title at Hilton Templepatrick (Thursday Oct 6).

“I’m looking forward to it and have been trying to get a few competitive rounds under my belt,” said Scullion, who finished tied for 30th at the recent Irish PGA Championship.

Last year the Kilkeel professional fired a superb second round eight under par 64 to jump out of the pack and finish one shot ahead of Mark Staunton and Michael McDermott.

“The win last year was great. Everything just fell into place on that one day. I would certainly take a couple of rounds like that last round again this time around,” added the 33-year-old.

“I’m warming up nicely at the minute and hitting the ball decently enough.

“I played in the TGI Partnership Trophy at the Belfry a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a decent test.

“At the moment, the putter is behaving itself and I just hope everything else stays together.”

This year’s one day event will be staged over two rounds, with shot gun starts at 8am and 1.30pm.

Tee times – PGA Ulster Championship

Thornton dominates at St Patrick’s

October 15, 2015

Apulia San Domenico Grand Final 2011 - Round 3
Simon Thornton produced a brilliant opening round of eight under par 61 to take control of proceedings at the PGA North of Ireland Championship presented by Scullion Management Consultants at St Patrick’s GC.
The RCD man spread-eagled the field at the 54 hole event, finishing the day with a seven shot lead over nearest rival, defending champion Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin).
The 38-year-old Bradford born golfer made a blistering start to his round, rattling off five birdies on the bounce as he went to the turn in seven under par 28.
At that stage, Simon must have considered the possibility of breaking 60 but he failed to maintain his early momentum on the back nine and came home in a rather prosaic one under par 33.
A cut was made at the end of the opening 18 holes with 24 players making it through to the final 36 holes on Friday. Amongst those to sneak in on the +5 mark were, Jerry Scullion (Kilkeel GC) who recently won the Ulster PGA Championship and St Patrick’s professional Robbie Hutton.
Michael Bannon, who hosted a clinic on Wednesday, carded a nine-over par round to miss out.

Leaderboard –

Scullion goes low to grab HBE PGA Ulster Championship title at Hilton Templepatrick

October 9, 2015
Jerry Scullion (right) with Adrian Byrne, HBE Risk Management (centre) and Robert Glashan (Hilton Templepatrick)

Jerry Scullion (right) with Adrian Byrne, HBE Risk Management (centre) and Robert Glashan (Hilton Templepatrick)

Jerry Scullion fired a best of the week eight under par round of 64 to win the HBE PGA Ulster Championship title at Hilton Templepatrick on Thursday.
The Kilkeel professional, level par overnight, shot out of the pack to grab the biggest win of his career on the PGA in Ireland circuit.
“It’s an absolutely fantastic feeling to win today,” said the 32-year-old Scullion.
“It’s nine years since I won the Irish Assistant’s Match-Play. I enjoyed every moment of it today, everything worked and it’s just fantastic to come out on top.
“This last couple of weeks I felt the game was good, but I wasn’t producing good scores. On Tuesday here in the Pro-Am I felt that if I holed a putt of two I could shoot a low one.
“I took a lot of confidence from my level par opening round and then today got off to a hot start – four under through five.

“I got to five under par and then eagled 16. Once I did that I thought I maybe had a chance of doing something. I was thinking that I needed to eagle 18 to get to nine under but thankfully the birdie got me to eight under and that was good enough.”

Mark Staunton (Delgany GC) and Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) finished tied for second on seven under par.
Overnight leader, David Higgins (Waterville), carded a second round 71 to finish in a tie for fourth alongside Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) and Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC) who wrapped up the Order of Merit title for 2015.
“I’m really delighted, it [topping the OoM] was my only goal this year,” said Brady,
“I put a lot of hard work into things this season. I played really solid all year and while my members at Clontarf haven’t seen me all year, it’s nice to come out on top.”
In the end just 479.5 points separated Brady and Higgins over the course of a season that started in April at The European Club.
“I did my homework and my maths before coming down here and I knew that if I finished fourth or better it wouldn’t matter even if David won,” added Eamonn, who admitted to being pretty nervous all week.
“I just wanted to play well, and then he shot five under in the opening round which really put it up to me. Even walking past me on the practice ground this morning he said, ‘I didn’t want to make it easy for you’. Fair dues to him.
“I have a lot to look forward to now. The European Individuals next week, the European Teams and then the PGA Play-Offs so there’s plenty still to play for.”

Scores –
Order of Merit –

HBE PGA Ulster Championship
Sponsored by HBE
at Hilton Templepatrick (par 72)
Final scores
1 J Scullion (Kilkeel GC) 72/64 -8
T2 M Staunton (Delgany GC) 70/67; Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) 69/68 -7
T4 C Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) 73/65; E Brady (Clontarf GC) 69/69; D Higgins (Waterville) 67/71 -6
T7 N O’Briain (Old Conna GC) 69/70; D Mooney (Ballyliffin) 68/71 -5
T9 C Curley (Royal Tara GC) 68/72; B McGovern 68/72 -4
PGA in Ireland OoM 2015 – Final Standings
1 Eamonn Brady Clontarf Golf Club 19,311.92 pts
2 David Higgins Waterville Golf Links 18,832.42
3 Colm Moriarty Drive Golf Performance Ltd 18,066.48
4 Neil O’Briain Old Conna Golf Club 16,368.71
5 Damian Mooney Nevada Bobs Belfast 13,896.89
6 Brendan McGovern Headfort Golf Club 12,621.06
7 Cian McNamara Monkstown Golf Club 11,715.65
8 Noel Murray Massereene Golf Club 11,554.30
9 Niall Kearney Royal Dublin Golf Club 10,733.30
10 Michael McDermott Pure Golf Leopardstown 10,367.06

Jerry gets his teeth into Irish PGA Championship challenge

September 4, 2015
Jerry Scullion

Jerry Scullion

Jerry Scullion wasn’t going to let anything ruin his chances of claiming a spot in this year’s Irish PGA Championship – not even toothache!
The Kilkeel professional ignored the nagging pain in his jaw to top the leaderboard at the first of two qualifying events at Dundalk GC with a one over par 73.
“I had been annoyed by a sore tooth for a couple of weeks but it got so bad that I almost walked in after 13 holes,” said the 32-year-old.

“I was biting down on a tee while I was playing the 10th, 11th, and 12th but thankfully I stuck it out and got through.”

Jerry started his round brightly and reached three under after seven holes with birdies at the third, fifth and seventh.
“Everything was working pretty well and I really should have had four or five birdies on the front nine alone,” added Jerry.
“I dropped a shot at the eighth and then missed another good birdie chance at the ninth. From around the turn though the pain from the tooth was awful and it was hard to concentrate.”
Given how he was feeling, it’s no surprise that Jerry made a number of mistakes on the back nine, dropping shots at the 12th, 14th and 16th.
After going to the turn in two under 34 he struggled home in three over 39 but his one over par total was more than good enough to secure his place in the Irish PGA Championship field on October 1.
“I’m looking forward to it. I missed the event last year and I’m happy to get another chance to play around Dundalk GC, it’s a venue I really enjoy,” added Jerry, who claimed his best finish in the event – tied 11th – back in 2012 at Mount Juliet.
“They’ve made a number of very good course changes at Dundalk, taking some trees out and reworking some of the bunkers. The way they have done it makes a number of the holes look more inviting but if anything they are a bit more dangerous. The course still has plenty of bite.”
The second qualifying event will be held at Dundalk GC on September 21st.

Jerry Scullion (Kilkeel GC); Richard Creamer (Arklow GC); Paul Masterson (Coollattin GC); Diarmaid Fraser (Killarney Golf & Fishing Club); Joe Murray (Hollystown GC); Michael Kelly (Dun Laoghaire GC); Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge GC); Brian Doheny; David Walker (Foxrock GC); Ciaran Boggan (Co Meath GC); Mark Peat (Bray GC); William Noble (Co Cavan GC)