Barron is king of the castle

Open Day Golf

Alnwick Castle’s Steve Barron took the honours in the second of the North Northumberland League’s Stableford Open Day events on a mainly wet and windy day over the Dunstanburgh Castle course on Saturday.

Playing off six handicap, he topped both the gross and nett sections ahead of Rothbury’s Michael Arkle and the host club’s Rob Howcroft.

Leading returns:

Individual gross: 33pts S Barron (Alnwick Castle); 31 N Cairns (Dunstanburgh Castle); 30 M Arkle (Rothbury); 28 D Stout (Burgham Park); 27 P Holmes (Berwick); 27 A Jones (Seahouses). Nett: 39 S Barron; 37 R Howcroft (Dunstanbrugh Castle); 36 M Arkle; 36 N Cairns; 35 D Stout; 35 K Park (Warkworth).

Teams (in alphabetical order): Alnmouth Village 53gross/103nett; Alnwick Castle 91/124; Berwick 88/125; Burgham Park 87/116; Dunstanburgh Castle 109/139; Magdalene Fields 77/114; Percy Wood 70/115; Rothbury 93/123; Seahouses 95/124; Warkworth 65/113. CSS 73.