Top management group sign up in-form Calum

Calum Hill was the recent winner of the Northern Ireland Open.  Picture by Peter Morrison/Presseye
Calum Hill was the recent winner of the Northern Ireland Open. Picture by Peter Morrison/Presseye

Kinross golfer Calum Hill has signed with top golf management company Bounce Sport following his recent success on the course.

Calum, the newly-crowned Northern Ireland Open champion joins an exciting portfolio of players which includes Stephen Gallacher, Grant Forrest, Ewen Ferguson, Robert MacIntyre and Jack McDonald.

Bounce Sport helpedthe 23-year-old, who left Kinross to study in the States before recently returning back to to area, secure some Challenge Tour starts.

And, in the latest of those opportunities, he claimed a dramatic victory in the Northern Ireland Open, closing with a brilliant 64 to win by a shot at Galgorm Castle.

That success secured a category for Hill on the Challenge Tour and he is now aiming to put in a strong finish to the season, starting in this week’s Cordon Golf Open in France.

“I’m delighted to have signed with Bounce Sport,” said Calum, who won both the San Juan Open and Arizona Open early on his professional career last year.

“After competing in the US Open earlier this season, Iain Stoddart approached me and explained how they may be able to help me get a foothold over here in Europe, which, of course, I jumped on.

“That was brilliant of them and, of course, I made the most of one of those opportunities in Northern Ireland.”

“It is great that, at the very worst, I now know that I have a Challenge Tour card for not only the rest of this season but also next season, too, and I am excited about what lies ahead.

“It’s been a great year for Scottish players on the Challenge Tour and my immediate aim is to secure a place in the Grand Final by finishing in the top 45 in the Road to Ras Al Khaimah Rankings.

“That would also get me into the final stage of the European Tour Qualifying School later in the year, so I am pleased that my decision to come home at the moment rather than staying out in the States is paying off.”

Calum qualified for the US Open earlier in the summer where he made the cut in a world class field.