Pros share titles across the region

Professionals from clubs across our region have taken home pro am titles following events in Cumbria, Durham and Teesside.

Five different winners took home the winners’ cheques across five events as Mark Ridley, Michael Pilgrim, Craig Goodfellow, John Harrison and Andrew Wilson all topped the leaderboards.

Mark finished in top spot at the Penrith Pro Am with a three under-par round of 66 – one shot clear of nearest rival Jordan Woods.

In the Maryport GC Pro Am, Bishop Auckland’s Michael Pilgrim took home the top prize with a superb four under-par 66. Teesside’s Vince Guest was second while James Wilkinson (Penrith Golf and Footgolf) finished in third place.

The players returned to the eastern half of the region for the Ramside Hall Pro Am and the Hadrian Healthcare Pro Am at Whickham Golf Club. At Ramside, Craig Goodfellow returned to the top spot with a five under-par score of 67 as Tynedale’s Martin Forster finished alone in second place. Wynyard’s James Harper and Westerhope’s George Cowan shared third place with their rounds of 69.

Meanwhile, at Whickham, John Harrison (Matfen Hall) posted a round of 67 – two shots clear of George Cowan.

At Teesside, guest professional Andrew Wilson (Rockliffe Hall) posted a seven under-par 65 to beat the field by two shots and take home the winner’s cheque. Henry Taylor (Scarcroft) shot a five under-par 67 to finish alone in second place.

The packed schedule continues with pro ams at Alnmouth as part of the club’s 150th anniversary celebrations as well as trips to Cockermouth, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyneside and Matfen Hall. Meanwhile, the NENW PGA Championship will take place at Morpeth Golf Club on July 29.