Rockliffe pair claim double success

The North East/North West PGA circuit has reached its busiest stretch of the season with eight pro ams in recent weeks along with the Assistants’ Championship and the Matchplay Championship final.

Rockliffe Hall secured double success as Simon Robinson won the matchplay event, beating Bishop Auckland’s Michael Pilgrim in the final at Ramside Hall, while James Maw won the assistants’ event with a round of 72 at the same venue.

Meanwhile, Morpeth’s David Clark picked up a pair of wins at the Crook and Goswick pro ams – sharing the titles with Bradley Rowntree (Houghton-le-Spring) and Darren Pearce (Barnard Castle) respectively.

Penrith-based Tim Dykes also picked up a pair of wins at the Middlesbrough Muni GC Pro Am and the Brampton GC Pro Am, the latter shared with James Wilkinson (Penrith Golf and Footgolf Centre).

At the Bellingham GC Pro Am, Ken Ferrie (Matfen Hall) posted a five under-par 65 to lead the field by two shots while Aaron Cox and Mark Ridley (South Moor) shared top spot at Bishop Auckland.

Andrew Scrimshaw (Close House) won the Hexham Pro Am with a four under-par round of 66, one shot clear of George Cowan (Westerhope) while George won the Bamburgh Castle GC Pro Am with a four under-par round of 64, four shots clear of John Harrison in second place.