Wynyard’s Shannon O’Dwyer wins Durham County Championship

Wynyard’s Shannon O’Dwyer overcame 2019 Ladies Champion of Champions Faye Wheatley to win the final of the Durham County Ladies Golf Association Championship at Castle Eden.

Shannon won the final 5&4 to win the title for the first time after beating Jess Hall 6&4 in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Whickham-based Faye overcame Ella Crang on the second playoff hole to reach the final.

Faye also picked up the trophies for the leading qualifier and leading junior from the opening 36 holes, as Emily Baxter (Houghton-le-Spring) had the lowest nett score in qualifying. Wynyard’s team of Shannon, Ella and Amy Sutheran won the Team Shield nets and gross prizes as the leading three players from a single club.