Pro am record breakers

Records have fallen at Prudhoe and Linden Hall following visits by the region’s best professionals.

At the Prudhoe GC Breast Cancer Pro Am, invitee Liam O’Neill (Leeds Golf Centre) led the field with a nine under-par round of 60, which included seven birdies and an eagle two at the par four sixth hole. Liam finished two shots clear of nearest rival Ken Ferrie (Matfen Hall), who posted a seven under-par 62. South Moor’s Mark Ridley took third place with a five under-par 64.

Meanwhile, Morpeth Golf Club’s David Clark won the Northumbrian Water WaterAid Pro Am at Linden Hall with a new course record of nine under-par. David’s round of 63 included birdie twos at each of the course’s four par three holes and saw him finish five shots clear of nearest challenger James Maw of Dinsdale Spa Golf Club.

David also finished in top spot in the Pro Series event at Barnard Castle with a round of 68. He was two shots clear of James Harper (Wynyard) and James Wilkinson (Penrith Golf and Footgolf Centre) .

Following the latest Pro Series event, James Harper sits top of the order of merit with 498 points. David Clark is in second place with 477 points while Craig Goodfellow is in third place with 368 points.

Meanwhile, at the NE NW PGA Pro Am at Rockliffe Hall, Matfen Hall’s Jonathan Levey, Craig Goodfellow (Carlisle Golf Centre) and Thomas West (Rockliffe Hall) tied for the top prize with a score of 71, one shot ahead of the field.

In June, the professionals will head to Maryport, Ramside Hall, Whickham, Teesside, Alnmouth and Cockermouth for pro ams while the Northumberland and Durham Open will take place at Brancepeth Castle on June 10.