Seniors moments for Black and Taylor

George Washington’s Anthony Black and Whitley Bay’s Paul Taylor have been crowned county seniors’ champions in Durham and Northumberland respectively.

Anthony lifted the Durham trophy after adding an excellent second round of 70 to his opening round of 73 at Hobson. An opening eagle at the par five first in the second round set him on track to reach the turn at two under-par. Despite dropping shots at 10 and 11, his run of seven straight pars to finish saw him post a two-round total of 143 and earn a three-shot win over South Moor’s Ian McEntee (75-71) as Castle Eden’s Stuart Brown finished third (73-74).

Meanwhile, Paul came through a playoff to win the Northumberland title at Gosforth Golf Club. He posted rounds of 74 and 71 to top the leaderboard alongside Backworth’s Steve Anderton (74-71). In the sudden death playoff, Steve found a fairway bunker with his opening shot and ultimately went on to make bogey as Paul won the title with a par.

Following the 36-hole event, the leading eight players headed into the Northumberland Seniors Matchplay Championship, which was won by The Northumberland Golf Club’s Steven Findlay with victory over Paul in the final.