Kings of the castles

North East & North West PGA captain Martyn Stubbings and Prudhoe’s Andrew Scrimshaw led the way in the circuit’s two-day M&R Developments Castle Classic ProAm, hosted by Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle.

Seaton Carew-based Martyn posted a four under-par total, which was matched by Andrew as Morpeth’s David Clark led his team to victory with a 33 under-par score.

Meanwhile, 18-hole pro am victories have gone to three more of the region’s top professionals.

At Brancepeth Castle, Close House’s Simon Robinson led the field for a third time this season with a three under-par round of 67 as Christian Brown and Craig Smith finished in a tie for second place, one shot back.

In the Mandale Middlesbrough Golf Club Pro Am, David Clark topped the leaderboard with a fine round of 64 (six under-par) with five players tied for second place on 66.

Finally, at Hexham, George Cowan added to Westerhope’s success this year with a four under-par round of 66, leading another chasing pack of five players by two shots.