A grand day out

Team Northumberland led teams from across the north at The Northern Junior Golf Tour Grand Final at Alnmouth Golf Club.

The 25-strong team of boys and girls playing in five handicap categories won the 10th anniversary of the event as youngsters from Northumberland, Cumbria, Co Durham and North Yorkshire also competed for individual titles. The event brought together 100 of the best junior golfers in the north of England, all of whom had finished in the top four of their area and category orders of merit, or had been selected as one of five wildcards available to each team.

In the individual events, 14-year old Callum Moncur from Rockliffe Hall led the field in the gross competition with a nine-hole score of 40. Theo Atkinson (Barrow) won the category one nett prize with a score of 32.5.

Meanwhile, Lewis Scholes (Ponteland) won the category two gross prize and Daniel Lockhart (Darlington) won the nett title. In category three, Thomas Whitehead (Windermere) won the gross prize and Tobias Slade (Darlington) claimed the nett title. Millie Hixon (Wearside) won the gross title in category four, while Amy Burton (Wynyard) won the nett title. In category five, Becca Hall (Whitley Bay) claimed the gross title and Erin Carnall (South Moor) won the nett title.

Jason Budd, tournament director and founder of the Northern Junior Golf Tour, said: “I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved over the last 10 years with the Northern Junior Golf Tour. It’s great to see junior golf is thriving across the north region with more than 250 participants in this year’s tour, which is going from strength to strength.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of the tour and we look forward to celebrating another 10 years. We have some huge plans for 2020, so we look forward to seeing you all again next year.”