Hickory double

Newcastle United’s Neil Gascoigne added the Welsh Hickory Championship to his growing collection of wins with traditional equipment – posting a gross score of 75 at Aberdovey Golf Club.

Neil, a two-time winner of the Scottish Hickory Championship, beat Sweden’s Claes Arma on countback to win the event as Bjorn Petersson won the nett title with 42 stableford points.

“It’s a fantastic feeling to win the Welsh Championship for the first time,” said Neil. “The hickory tournaments are tremendous fun, bringing together a passionate, international group of players. I’m looking forward to defending the Scottish title later this summer, and having a go at completing the hat-trick at the English Hickory.”