Tom McKibbin, 12, wins at Junior Honda Classic

Tom McKibbin
Tom McKibbin is a pupil at Belfast Royal Academy

Twelve-year-old Tom McKibbin from Northern Ireland has won his age group category at the Junior Honda Classic tournament in Florida.

He finished on two under par to win by two strokes at Palm Beach Gardens.

Rory McIlroy, who won the main Honda Classic in 2012, sent a message on Twitter, saying: "Well done Tom. Great to see all your hard work paying off."

In August, McKibbin from Newtownabbey won the World Kids Championship at Pinehust, North Carolina.