Dinwiddie conquers Turnberry as Ferrie takes lead in Pro Series

Rob Dinwiddie travelled north to Turnberry with the best players from the North East & North West PGA circuit, and led the field in the 36-hole pro am at the former Open Championship venue. 

Former DP World Tour player Rob, who also led his team to victory at the event, topped the leaderboard with a six under-par round on the Robert the Bruce course followed by a five under-par round on the Ailsa course. Tyneside’s James Wilson finished a single shot off the pace in second, while Hartlepool’s Alex Wrigley completed the top three. The event, which brought together 38 teams, also raised more than £4,000 for the Alan Shearer Foundation.

Our best professionals have also been competing in 18-hole tournaments across the region as part of this year’s six-event Pro Series in recent weeks. 

After four events, Tynemouth-based Ken Ferrie leads the way in the series’ order of merit.

Ken, who posted a bogey-free 67 to win at Alnmouth, is closely followed by Morpeth’s David Clark. James Wilson is in fourth place following his win at Barnard Castle with a five under-par round of 68 as Mark Ridley, who shared top spot at Tyneside, and Vince Guest, who won at Penrith, complete the top five.

Meanwhile, the appointment of the association’s new captain – Seaton Carew’s Martyn Stubbings – was confirmed at the AGM. Martyn will captain the PGA this season with Westerhope’s George Cowan taking on the role of vice-captain.