Hexham win Northumberland Teams Championship

Hexham Golf Club will represent Northumberland in the English Men’s Champion Club tournament in September after winning the Northumberland Teams Championship at Morpeth.

The team of Sean Heads, Joseph Robson and Morgan Blythe led the field with a five under-par total in the event, which sees teams of three combine their scores over 36 holes with all three players counting towards the total.

Close House finished second with a team score of 426, led by the leading individual player at the event, James Wilson, who posted an eight under-par score over two rounds, including a course record-equalling 65 in the first round.

Meanwhile, Gosforth – represented by Brandon Leman, David Boldra and Gary Donnison – won the second division title with a three over-par total in their 18-hole event and have been promoted into division one along with Seahouses, Arcot Hall and Goswick.