Warkworth take advantage of Open

Warkworth hosted the seventh of 10 scheduled Open Days in the Kaims Country Park North Northumberland League on Saturday - thanks to the sterling work of greenkeeper Alan Dalby and assistant Ian Bruce.

Together they pumped countless gallons of water off the first green into a pond and cleared a flooded hollow in front of the sixth, the course having been closed earlier in the week.

It paid off most of all for the host club who led the way in both gross and nett individual and team sections.

Leading returns: Individual gross: 34pts Robert Balmbra (Warkworth); 33 Martin Carss (Dunstanburgh); 32 Gary Henderson (Warkworth); 32 Neville Holden (Alnmouth Village); 31 Simon Potts (Dunstanburgh); 30 Wayne Belisle (Alnwick).

Nett: 39 Tony Garton (Warkworth); 37 Liam Ramsay (Warkworth); 37 David Park (Burgham Park); 36 Robert Balmbra (Warkworth); 36 S Fuller (Alnwick Castle); 36 D Truman (Percy Wood).

Teams (alphabetical order, best four scores counting): Alnmouth Village 86gross/131nett; Alnwick 108/140; Burgham Park 103/136; Dunstanburgh 119/139; Goswick 90/123; Magdalene Fields 85/115; Percy Wood 74/125; Rothbury 97/133; Seahouses 80/109; Warkworth 124/148.