Junior champions

The Northumberland Golf Club’s junior team has lifted the Northumbria Junior Golf League trophy, while Durham’s three divisional champions have progressed to the finals of this year’s junior league.

Northumberland’s junior team won the league with victory over Close House in the event’s final at Longhirst. 

In the morning semi-finals, Northumberland drew 6-6 with Morpeth and progressed with a better holes up total as Close House beat City of Newcastle 8-4. In the final, Northumberland junior captain Archie Hutchinson led his team to victory with a 7-5 win over the 2021 champions.

Meanwhile, Ramside, Durham City and Darlington have progressed to the playoffs in the Durham County Golf Union Junior League having topped their respective divisions. Ramside led the way in the north east division as Durham City topped the north west flight and Darlington won the southern title. They will now compete in a series of round robin matches to be crowned Durham champions for 2022.

Ramside’s Lewis Reay will be looking to end his junior career on a high having reached 100 caps for his home club in July. Having first played for the team in May 2015 at the age of 13, Lewis has played 102 games for Ramside to-date, captaining the team in 2019 and winning the junior club championship at his home club in 2021.