Victory for Harmison

Kevin Harmison is back in the winner’s circle.

The 52-year-old from Newbiggin Golf Club in Northumberland clinched the 2017 English Disability Open – winning on countback from Sussex’s George Groves.

Tied on 151 after two rounds on the Earls and Kings Courses at Warwickshire Golf Club, Harmison won thanks to his superior score over the last three holes.

Harmison picked up a couple of top titles in 2013 and 2014, and has won the Scottish Disabled Open, but he signalled a return to form when he was part of the English Disabled Golf team which won the bronze medal at the European Team Championships in Portugal earlier this season.

Harmison, who lost his lower right leg in an industrial accident, raised his game at the English Disability Open to beat fellow members of the squad including Groves, who recently won the Swedish Invitational in a playoff, and last year’s winner Duncan Hamilton-Martin.

“I played with two fantastic groups over the weekend and it is a pity that someone had to lose,” said Harmison, who is the uncle of former England and Durham cricketer Steve.

“I’m really pleased to have won but was pushed all the way to the last shot on the final hole,” he added.