Senior County Champion of Champions

Senior County Champion of Champions

David Niven playing out of Newbury and Crookham golf course in Berkshire won the Senior County Champion of Champions at the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa last week, shooting a final round of 74 adding to a 73 on the first day was enough to win the tournament by a 5 shot margin.

Playing in terrible and rainy conditions on the first day whoever posted anything near par on the first day was always going to be in with a shout of the title on the final day which turned out to be a pretty sunny and decent day for the final round.

Senior County Champion of Champions - Leader Board

Returning a pair of 76’s Steven Rooney the senior champion of Essex came in second spot finishing ahead of Robert Aston of Staffordshire, Trevor Gray of Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands and Lancashire’s senior champion Tony Holt.

After the first round on Saturday Niven was trailing by one shot to Nigel Chesters of Shropshire and Herefordshire and tied with Trevor Gray, while Niven played a steady final round he was pursued a while by local senior champion of Lincolnshire Richard Latham who was playing on his home course at Woodhall Spa, he got to three under par by the 11th hole but his charge fizzled out and Niven was working on a solid round to build a commanding lead.

Niven has just returned from the European team championships where he helped England seniors win a bronze medal – and next week he’s off to the Senior Home Internationals, buoyed up by this win he will surely be in the mood for more glory over the coming weeks.

Senior County Champion of Champions - Green Keeper

During the first round, which many thought would not go ahead because of the relentless rainy conditions, most of the day the local Woodhall Spa green staff were clearing the greens during the round and making sure it was at least playable and ensure that the Senior Country Champion of Champions Tournament was completed on the weekend.

Congratulations to all of the senior competitors from all of the counties including the NAPGC senior champion, there is always next year to give it another go! for more about the event CLICK HERE.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article Senior County Champion of Champions please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Happy golfing.

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