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Scot Calum Hill wins NI Open after an SEVEN shot swing over final four holes at Galgorm Castle

Calum Hill is the NI Open champion after a stunning finish to the final day.
Calum Hill is the NI Open champion after a stunning finish to the final day.

By Gareth

The NI Open produced a grandstand finish to the 2018 tournament with an unexpected champion.

Overnight leader Scott Henry looked to be cruising to success, three shots clear with four holes to go.

However, he finished double bogey, bogey, bogey at Galgorm Castle to lose by a shot - his fellow Scotsman Calum Hill profitting to win by a single shot after a contrasting closing stretch.

He had come from four shots behind at the start of play thanks to a final round seven under par 64, complete with four birdies in his last five holes.

Cormac Sharvin was the leading Irishman, finishing up five shots behind on -14 for the week in T9th after a final round 67. Jonathan Caldwell was two shots further back with Dermot McElroy getting in at -11.

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