The professionals

The North East & North West PGA circuit continued its packed schedule in the last few weeks.

Mark Ridley continued his form from the Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale to win the Bellingham Pro Am with a six under-par round of 64, finishing two shots clear of Close House’s Will Robson.

A total of 52 teams took part in the Blackwell Grange Pro Am, with Graeme Bell and Marcus Mohr posting four under-par rounds to share the winner’s cheque.

There were also returns to the top spot for professionals including John Harrison – who claimed the top spot in the Cleveland Cable Company Ltd Teesside Golf Club Pro Am with a three under-par 69; Michael Nesbit – who led the way in the Stocksfield Pro Am with a four under-par 66; and Michael Pilgrim – who shared the top prize with Alex Wrigley in his home pro am at Bishop Auckland with a round of 69.

Alex got his hands on a solo win at Matfen Hall with a superb eight under-par round of 64, while Andrew Scrimshaw returned to the top spot at Morpeth Golf Club with a seven under-par 64.