Home win for Hendry in Seaton’s Senior Salver

Ian Hendry hopes his second Senior Salver success at Seaton Carew is a sign of things to come in 2023.

The 60-year-old repeated his triumph of 2021 by holing a 10ft birdie putt on the 18th to win the event on countback.

Hendry feared his chance had gone when he missed the green on the 14th and made a six – only to deliver a steady finish before his three on 18.

“It is still what you want to do – win here,” said Ian. “I travel around pushing myself at different venues, but winning here is still what I want to do. I should have won the Senior Salver last year as well when I made a seven on the last, so I am proud of myself for finishing better than I did last time.

“Now I want to make the cut in the English Seniors at Alwoodley and Pannal, and I want to get in the British Seniors again and make the cut.
“I would also love to win the Club Championship again, but I know how hard that will be. I had a good chance last year but winning the Senior Salver is a good start.

“I know there was some good stuff in my round but I did throw some bad stuff in there too. If I eradicate the sixes then who knows?”

Houghton-le-Spring’s Ian Baxter claimed the division one title, with clubmate Graeme Stubbs securing the division two title on countback, and Hallamshire’s Shush Chaterjee winning division three.