Seniors’ moment

Three of our region’s professionals have booked their places in the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at The London Club in August.

South Moor Golf Club’s Mark Ridley, Teesside Golf Club’s Vince Guest and Matfen Hall’s John Harrison all booked their places in the Staysure Tour event by finishing in the top 15 at the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills.

Mark led the way for the North East contingent with a fourth place finish – seven shots behind winner Neil Cheetham. Mark shot rounds of 74, 72 and 71 to finish one under-par for the event, three shots ahead of Vince, who posted rounds of 73, 75 and 72.

Meanwhile, Northern Golfer Tips pro John will return to the European Seniors Tour for the event having finished in a tie for 13th place with rounds of 76, 73 and 74.

John said: “My goal was to make it to The London Club and I’m looking forward to heading back for another tour event. It will be great to be teeing it up with Vince and Mark representing the region.”

Mark added: “It’s great to be heading back to the Seniors Tour event this summer, I’m looking forward to getting back out there and trying to repeat the success of last year – when I reached that event and played in the Senior Open Championship.

“It was great to see three of us from the North East make it through to The London Club, it’s a great boost for our PGA region. My game is in good shape, I’m playing some good golf and hopefully that will continue into qualifying for the Senior Open, and for the rest of the summer.”