County Down based Simon Thornton wins maiden Tour title

Simon Thornton celebrates winning the Saint Omer title

Simon Thornton clinched his first European Tour title with a play-off victory in the Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open at St Omer on Sunday.

The County Down based player won on the first play-off hole after he finished on five under with South Africa's Tjaart Van der Walt in France.

Thornton holed a 10 foot putt on the 18th in regular play to take it into extra holes.

The 36-year-old was an assistant professional at Royal County Down.