Hague finishes in style

David Hague wrapped up a stunning season with success in the North of England Open Championship.

The Malton and Norton-based player came through in style to win the final event on the 2017 England Golf Order of Merit at Alwoodley on the outskirts of Leeds.

In difficult conditions, Hague posted a score of one over-par (285) to win by two shots from Darlington’s Andrew Wilson.

The win saw the England cap clinch fifth place in the England Order of Merit table and the honour of being the highest placed Yorkshireman.

A level par first round of 71 on a very blustery day saw him tucked in behind Nick Poppleton (Wath) who shot a great 68 and Fulford’s James Cass.

Poppleton added a second round of 73 with Hague recording another 71 before seizing his chance with a 69, to go one shot ahead of Poppleton.

In the final round, Hague kept his nose in front with a round of 74 as Wilson posted a one under-par round of 70 to take the runners-up spot on a total of 287.

The win capped a year in which Hague represented England at home and abroad, won the Lagonda Trophy, and won the York Rose Bowl as well being runner-up in the West of England Strokeplay Championship, the Yorkshire Matchplay Championship and the Yorkshire Amateur Championship.