Will holds on to boys title

Will Skipp’s domination of the Durham County Boys Championship continued when he retained his title at Boldon Golf Club.

Will, from Eaglescliffe Golf Club, won the full boys title for a second year in a row with rounds of 76 and 70 at Boldon. The win follows his first full boys title in 2018. He also won the U16 title in 2017 and lifted the U14 trophy in 2016.

The current Durham boys captain, Will led the elite field of boys by five shots as Rockliffe Hall’s Harrison Hodgson posted rounds of 75 and 76. Eaglescliffe’s Will Alexander finished in third place with rounds of 77 and 75. Meanwhile, Houghton-le-Spring’s Daniel Ellison won the nett prize with rounds of 74 and 71.

In the U16 event, George Washington Golf Club’s Duran Gun took home the trophy with a round of 70, five shots clear of Houghton-le-Spring’s Jack Laidler. Jack won the best nett in the U16 category with his score of 68.

The U14 title went to South Shields Golf Club’s Ben Willis as Darlington Golf Club’s Toby Mitford won the nett title.

Following the event, Will, Duran and Ben were named in the Durham team for the Northern Counties Boys’ County Qualifying Championship (AKA The Little Six), which will take place at Rockliffe Hall on July 3.