Paul O’Hara picked up a pair of wins, including this year’s Portugal Pro Am, while James Wilson collected the first winner’s cheque of his career as the North East & North West PGA circuit entered the autumn.
North Lanarkshire-based Paul – who won this season’s PGA Professional Championship and PGA Play Offs on the national circuit – topped the leaderboard in the Seaton Carew Pro Am with a seven under-par round of 67 before continuing his fine form in Portugal – winning the four-day pro am by 11 shots with a 25 under-par score. Rockliffe-based James Maw finished in second place while Stephen Gray finished third in Portugal.
Meanwhile, James Wilson – playing in his first NE/NW PGA competition as a professional – led the field in the first Dunstanburgh Winter Pairs event with 41 stableford points, finishing one point ahead of Morpeth’s David Clark.
Meanwhile, Chris McDonnell, Mark Ridley and Ken Ferrie also added victories to their respective accomplishments this season. Chris led the field over two days at Archerfield with a 10 under-par total earning him top individual honours while also leading his team to victory. Mark and Ken, this year’s Match Play Championship winner and runner-up respectively, tied for top spot in the Prudhoe/Breast Cancer Research Pro Am with two under-par rounds of 67 to finish one-shot clear of David Clark, Tim Dykes and Nicky Maddison. In tough conditions at Alnmouth Golf Club, Ken topped the leaderboard on his own with a three under-par round of 68 – one shot clear of David Clark and John Harrison in a tie for second place.