Northern Golfer Tips pro John Harrison added the NENW PGA Championship to his list of titles in 2019 with victory over Mark Ridley in a playoff.
John, from Matfen Hall, beat South Moor-based Mark on the first playoff hole at Morpeth Golf Club with a birdie after the pair shared the 36-hole lead on 135 in one of the biggest events of the region’s PGA calendar.
Meanwhile, five pro ams at clubs across the region produced a string of strong performances.
At Matfen Hall, Ken Ferrie posted a seven under-par 65 to lead the field by three shots as George Cowan finished in second place. George went on to join Darren Pearce and Phil Waugh in shooting four under-par rounds of 67 in The Morpeth Practice Pro Am to share the winner’s cheque.
Richard Robson-Crosby posted a new course record 66 to win the Whitley Bay GC Pro Am, beating George Cowan, Martin Forster and John Harrison by one shot.