Northumberland boys win Little Six

Northumberland’s boys won the Northern Counties Boys’ Qualifying Championship (AKA The Little Six) at Ilkley Golf Club.

The team of Morgan Blythe, Angus Buchanan, Junior Dobson, James Conn, Freddie McKenna and Harrison Sewell finished with a 17 over-par total to beat Yorkshire by three shots.

The event sees six players from each of the five northern county compete over 36 holes with the leading five players’ scores counting towards each county’s total. Lancashire finished in third place on 24 over-par, with Cheshire fifth and Durham sixth. Northumberland’s win is there second since 1984 – there only other victory coming in 1993 at St Anne’s. They will now go on to represent the norther counties against the three other regional winners in the Boys County Championship at Coxmoor in August.

Northumberland’s Morgan Blythe was the leading individual in the tournament, posting a 36-hole total of six under-par to beat Cheshire’s Sam Johnson by 2 shots.