Ponteland golfer Ami Storey crowned county champion at Arcot Hall

AMI Storey picked up her third Northumberland County Championship in a cracking final at Arcot Hall.

Ami Storey celebrates after winning the Northumberland County Championship
Ami Storey celebrates after winning the Northumberland County Championship

AMI Storey picked up her third Northumberland County Championship in a cracking final at Arcot Hall.

The 22-year-old Ponteland golfer, who was the youngest to win the title with her first win in 2006, had to pull out all the stops to see off Tynemouth's Kim McKenna 6&4.

The 28 entries faced 36 holes of qualifying played in a gale and cold conditions. Ten of those were juniors who had also entered for the Junior Championship – the Trish Todd Trophy – which was played in conjunction with the Championship.

Nicola Haynes (Gosforth Park Ladies) won that trophy with Kelly McNulty (Whitley Bay) runner-up. When she reached the semi-finals of the main Championship, there was the possibility of Nicola doing the double.

But it wasn't to be with Ami holing a putt on 18 to win 2 up as the weather improved, much to everyone's relief.

In the other semi-final, Sarah Phillips (Gosforth) also went to the 18th against Kim, losing 1 down.

Another innovation saw the Swinburne Trophy played for by juniors with handicaps of 21-plus following the semi-finals, and Emma Allison (Morpeth) took the trophy with clubmate Amber Chapple runner-up.

 
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