2022 Dermot McElroy (N Ireland)
Home favourite Dermot McElroy romped to victory in the 2022 NI Open presented by Modest! Golf Management and with it booked his place in the 2022 ISPS HANDA World Invitational. His eight-under total (205) was enough to win by seven from Limerick’s Tim Rice in second. England’s Billie-Jo Smith was the leading female and all three played in the World Invitational.
2021 John Murphy (Ireland)
Kinsale's John Murphy made a huge impact at Cairndhu to win the Northern Ireland Open presented by Modest! Golf on his professional debut. Murphy showed great form all week to land the title and book his place in the ISPS HANDA World Invitational. Local favourite Dermot McElroy finished runner-up.
2020 Tyler Koivisto (United States)
Little-known American Tyler Koivisto came to the fore by producing sensational golf for the week to win his first professional title. Koivisto was a teacher in a former life before chasing his dream in the paid ranks. He kept his nerve at Galgorm to become the new Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A champion.
2019 Jack Senior (England)
England's Jack Senior was crowned the inaugural men's winner of the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women event at Galgorm Castle in 2019. The event formerly known at the Northern Ireland Open was transformed in 2019 to become the first of its kind event in Europe where men and women professionals competed for same prize money at the same venue. The men's event still counted towards the European Challenge Tour rankings.
2018 Calum Hill (Scotland)
Scotland’s Calum Hill closed with a final round 64 to claim his maiden European Challenge Tour title in dramatic fashion at the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort NI Open, presented by Modest! Golf. He denied Scott Henry and Victor Perez with five birdies on the back nine. His 19-under-par tally was against Henry’s four dropped shots in his closing three holes.
2017 Robin Sciot-Siegrist (France)
Robin Sciot-Siegrist came through 30 holes of golf – plus a shootout play-off hole – to claim a maiden European Challenge Tour title at the Galgorm Sps & Golf Resort NI Open presented by Modest! Golf. A dramatic final day, nicknamed ‘Shootout Sunday,’ was a series of six hole head-to-head matches, with the left-hander coming through to win.
2016 Ryan Fox (New Zealand)
Olympics-bound New Zealander Ryan Fox equalled the Galgorm Castle Golf Club course record as he stormed to victory at the Tayto Northern Ireland Open in partnership with Ulster Bank. His nine under par 62 equalled Joakim Lagergren’s score in the 2014 edition of the Northern Ireland Open, but Fox threatened to go one better down the closing stretch as he secured his second European Challenge Tour title.
2015 Clement Sordet (France)
In only his fourth professional start, Clement Sordet claimed his maiden victory in impressive style. The young Frenchman trailed by two going into the final round but hit the front around the turn and never wavered with a flawless back nine to finish 17 under par.
2014 Joakim Lagergren (Sweden)
Joakim Lagergren shot an opening round of 62 setting a new course record which still stands. His impressive wire to wire victory did not come easy and he has to produce a fine up and down on the 72nd green for birdie to secure his maiden European Challenge Tour title.
2013 Daan Huizing (Netherlands)
Daan Huizing became the inaugural NI Open champion after the Dutchman defeated 2008 Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson (England) in a sudden-death playoff to claim his first professional victory at Galgorm Castle.