NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
Northumberland hosted the County Championship at the City of Newcastle last week. Following the 36 hole qualifier (where Phil Ridden shot 68-62 – 14 under), 16 players progressed into the matchplay stages. Mark Wharton, (a club member since 2002), made his way to the 36 hole final where he went up against Scottish International, Sandy Twynholm. Following, a birdie fest from Mark over the first 18 holes on Saturday, he finally closed the final out yesterday morning, 5 & 4.
In the club’s history, only two other players have achieved this feat – Jimmy Hayes (1957) and Kevin Cademy-Taylor (1994 & 1996)
Huge congratulations must go to Mark, joining an elite group, in becoming the Northumberland County Champion.Shown below is a photo of him collecting the trophy