Wilson wins Northumberland Strokeplay Championship at Newbiggin

James Wilson followed his runner-up finish in the Scottish Men’s Open Championship with victory in the Northumberland 72-hole Strokeplay Championship at Newbiggin.

Close House-based James posted rounds of 71-69-69-68 for an 11 under-par total of 277 to lead the field by four shots and add the stroke play title to the County Championship he won in 2020 at Newcastle United. City of Newcastle’s Phil Ridden finished in second place on five under-par (71-72-69-69) as clubmate Alex Dixon finished third (71-70-71-71). Meanwhile, Paul Caldicott from The Northumberland won the John Henderson Salver for the leading player after 36 holes.

The first two rounds at Newbiggin also saw the county’s juniors compete for the Under 18 Strokeplay Championship. Morgan Blythe from Hexham won the title on countback as four players finished tied on two over-par.