Baker pips Wearside’s Sanders by a shot to land Durham County Seniors Championship

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Michael Baker clinched the Durham County Seniors Championship at Whitburn.

The Chester-le-Street golfer posted a round of 70, finishing one shot ahead of runner-up Alan Sanders (Wearside), with three players – Whitburn’s Geoff Wilkinson, Eaglescliffe’s John Still and John Napier of Wearside – a further shot back on 72.

Chester’s David Foreman was seventh on 74, ahead of Durham City’s Alan Walton on countback, with John Naisby ninth for Wearside (75). Durham’s David McColl also carded a 75 for 10th place, while Malcolm Bosanko (Wearside) was 22nd (79) and Brian Page 27th (80).

Six-handicapper Sanders won the nett prize for his 65.