Tim Dykes wins Sunderland of Scotland Masters title at Westerhope

Tim Dykes became the inaugural winner of the Sunderland of Scotland Masters at Westerhope Golf Club with a playoff victory over Kyle Marklew.

Having tied on four under-par after 36 holes, Tim and Kyle battled it out for the title in a sudden death playoff, which Tim won with a par on the second hole.

The new professional event, sponsored by the Scottish golfwear brand, is part of the North East & North West PGA’s Mizuno Order of Merit. With the win, Tim climbed to the top of season-long race, with Morpeth’s David Clark in second place, Hexham’s Andy Paisley in third place, and Tyneside’s James Wilson and Matfen Hall’s John Harrison completing the top five. There are just three events left in the series – the PGA Championship in July, and the Tour Championship and Matchplay tournament in September.