Northern Golfer Champions of Champions crowned at Longhirst

Three new Northern Golfer Champions of Champions were crowned at Longhirst Hall – each topping leaderboards featuring some of the region’s best players.

In the men’s event, The Northumberland’s Harrison Sewell led the way with a five under-par round of 68. Going one better than he did a day earlier in the Junior County Champion of Champions event at Woodhall Spa – where he missed out on a place in a playoff by a single shot – Harrison raced to five under-par through eight holes before closing out his round to earn a one-shot win over Westerhope’s Cameron Thoburn. Dunstanburgh Castle’s Martin Carss took third place on one under-par as Kendal’s Thomas Robinson won the best nett prize (two under-par).

In the junior event, Tynemouth’s Freddie McKenna led the way with a two under-par score as Consett’s Luke Bonser claimed second place. Hexham’s Nairn Barclay was third, while Allendale’s Kieran Edwards shot the best nett score of the day (six under-par).

Meanwhile, Cumbria’s county champion Abby Roper added to her success this season with victory in the ladies’ event. Seascale-based Abby led the field with a two under-par round of 71 – and collected the nett prize on the same score – as Bishop Auckland-based England international Jess Hall finished second and Gosforth Park Ladies’ Libby Bell was third.

To see photos from this year’s event, captured on the course by Steve Chater Photography, visit

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