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Eagles and birdies win the day for Northumbria.

Winning team, Northumbria University,

Max Smith, James Wilson, Jack Leversidge, Rob Brown

Northumbria University won the George Bayley trophy for the second year running at Sport Newcastle's charity golf day at Matfen Hall. The team recorded 2 eagles, 10 birdies and 6 pars in their Texas Scramble score of 58. In 2nd place was P.K. Motors, followed closely by Priory Safety Services.

The 3 students and member of staff, Rob Brown overcame some difficult weather conditions to record their 2nd win in as many years.

18 handicapper, Rob said, "It was a real pleasure to play in the same team as these young guys. They were hitting the ball as far as professionals and hardly missed any putts."

Mike Booth, vice chair and competition organiser, said, "Although the win by Northumbria was phenomenal, what was also outstanding was the contribution from local businesses and our loyal supporters. To have 22 teams competing and to make £3,000 profit is amazing considering the current pandemic. All the money raised will go in to our Covid-19 Emergency Fund and will be used to help more local sports clubs bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus. On behalf of Sport Newcastle I'd like to thank all the competitors who took part and all the many local golf clubs, organisations and individuals who provided prizes for our two raffles."

The date for next year's competition is Friday 25th June 2021.


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