Seaham, Durham City seal title delight

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SEAHAM showed their mettle to clinch the Division Two championship on the final day of the North Durham Union of Golf Clubs league campaign.

Seaham went into the last-day showdown three points clear of closest rivals Chester-le-Street, and a 9-5 home success sealed the title in style – finishing winners by seven points.

Houghton could have claimed second place, but their 9-5 defeat at Crook left them out of the running in third.

Washington secured only their second win of the campaign, thrashing Beamish Park 10-4, but were relegated in bottom spot.

Durham City rocked neighbours Ramside Hall by landing the First Division crown.

City were in third place going into the final night, a point behind second-top South Moor and two adrift of leaders Ramside.

But a stunning 13-1 home triumph against Wearside took the Langley Moor-based club into top spot at the end of the action, with Ramside falling short despite a hard-earned 8-6 last-day victory at Consett. South Moor’s chances evaporated with an 8-6 defeat to Heworth.

Hobson, on a bye week, clung on to the Third Division title as rivals Whickham lost 10-4 at third-placed Whitburn when they needed to pick up 12 points to snatch the championship.

Results, Div One: Consett 6 Ramside Hall 8, Durham City 13 Wearside 1, Heworth 8 South Moor 6, Ravensworth 8 Boldon 6

Div Two: Crook 9 Houghton 5, Seaham 9 Chester-le-Street 5, Washington 10 Beamish Park 4

Div Three: Brancepeth Castle 12 Ryton 2, Garesfield 6 Birtley 8, Whitburn 10 Whickham 4

* Final tables in today’s Sunderland Echo