Golf: Houghton pair in top eight of Durham Union Members’ Spring Singles

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Two Houghton golfers claimed top-eight spots in the Durham County Golf Union’s Members’ Spring Singles event at Bishop Auckland.

Whickham’s Darren McPherson was a convincing winner, scoring 42 stable ford points, four ahead of John Mackenzie (Blackwell Grange) and the host club’s Martin Whelan.

Houghton’s John Reed was fourth on 37 points with club-mate Darren Jones one point worse off on 36. Ramside’s Darren Gibbons was 10th on 36 points.

Maxim North Durham Union League

Results, Div One: Brancepeth Castle 10 Durham City 4, Boldon 11 Heworth 3, Consett 8 Seaham 6, Ramside Hall A 10 Chester-le-Street 4

Div Two: Crook 11 South Shields 3, Houghton 12 South Moor 2, Ravensworth 10 Wearside 4, Ryton 9 Hobson 5

Div Three: City of Newcastle 10 Ramside Hall B 4, Garesfield 8 Birtley 6, Washington 6 Beamish Park 8, Whitburn 5 Whickham 9