Chip off the old block

Harrison Sewell added a local name to the list of talented young golfers to win the North of England Under 14 Championship at South Moor Golf Club.

Harrison, whose father Mark is a former Durham county player, shot a final round 75 to finish with a three-round total of 221 and claim a single shot victory over Connor Graham from Blairgowrie.

A member of The Northumberland Golf Club and Parklands, Harrison is coached by Andy Paisley and is part of Northumberland’s county junior system. He said: “I’m really proud to have won my first North of England title at South Moor. 

“The course was really tough, but I played some great golf in all three rounds. I started the final round with a two-shot lead, but I was one behind with three holes to play. I made a good birdie at the par five 16th, got up and down on 17 to take a one-shot lead and then finished it off with a really good wedge shot into the last.

“I’ve had a good season and winning at South Moor is definitely a big highlight. I’m looking forward to playing in more big events next year and being part of the Northumberland junior team.”

Meanwhile, Eleanor Parkinson from Willesey Park and Amelia Wan from Knotts shared the girls title. Rockliffe Hall’s Tom Hartshorne took home the trophy for the leading player under the age of 12.