Mike Henson goes close in Logan Trophy

Mike Henson’s hopes for a triple crown of national titles were dashed with a playoff defeat in the England Mid-Amateur Championship for the Logan Trophy.

The Durham men’s county player, who is a member of Rockliffe Hall and Bishop Auckland, arrived at Liphook having cruised to a nine-shot win in the Welsh Mid-Amateur at Aberdovey earlier this summer. Last year, he shared the Scottish Mid-Amateur title with Clark Riddick when both players tied on 149 after two rounds and the final round was cancelled due to wind.

Seeking to add victory in the England Golf event at Liphook, Mike posted a sparkling final round of 68 to force a playoff with Hampshire’s Stuart Archibald and Martin Young, with Stuart ultimately securing the title with a par on the first extra hole.