Opposition Felled

Tynemouth man wins N&D Players’ title as City reign supreme

Tynemouth Golf Club’s Stewart Fell ended the Newcastle & District Golf League season with a win in the Players’ Championship at City of Newcastle Golf Club – as the home club won the team title.

Fell, who shot a four under-par 68 to beat Paul Caldicott by a single shot, said: “It’s great to get a win in such a high quality event right at the end of the year.

“We’ve had a tough league season at Tynemouth and I started the year poorly. I got going in the second half of the season, playing some good golf and winning seven of my last eight games in the league.

“At City, I hit four or five great shots early and got a few birdies and an eagle under my belt. The key to my score was definitely making the most of those early on.

“To get a win against one of the best fields of the year is exactly what I needed. I’m looking forward to getting back into the big county events next season and competing against the best players now I have this win.”

In the team event, City of Newcastle, who won the league title with a dramatic late surge to topple Tyneside, had the best three-man total on 214.

In the nett prizes, David Craig’s 68 was good enough for a one-shot victory over Jon Green.