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Simon Thornton finished tied 59th behind Denmark’s Morten Ørum Madsen in the South African Open and headed for Leopard Creek where he will be joined by Q-School graduate Kevin Phelan in next week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Simon Thornton slipped to the back of the field as pre-tournament favourite Charl Schwartzel took a one-shot lead into the final round of the South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.
Two bogeys in his last three holes might have cost Simon Thornton €53,800 but the Newcastle professional’s was still pleased to add another notch to his belt in terms of experience as he finished tied for eighth behind a fast-finishing David Lynn in the Portugal Masters at Oceânico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura.
Simon Thornton’s more professional attitude to the game has paid off over the past six minths and a second win of the season in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura on Sunday would catapult him into the big time and earn him a place in the HSBC Champions.
Shane Lowry might have been somewhat bewildered by his inability to judge the inconsistent greens as he made a valiant effort but eventually missed the cut in his Portugal Masters title defence. But Peter Lawrie is simply mystified as to why his world has been turned upside down in the space of just two months.
Peter Lawrie’s hopes of going to the final regular event of the season in Australia next week with his tour card safely tucked in his back pocket were dealt a massive blow when he opened with a six over 77 in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura.