Harmison lands open win in Scotland

Golfer Kevin Harmison.
Golfer Kevin Harmison.
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WANSBECK golfer Kevin Harmison continued his excellent success of recent years when he won the Pan-Disability Open in Scotland.

The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) concluded its third Pan-Disability Open Golf Championship at the Kinross Golf Club in the heart of Scotland and the Open, which was the first in the UK to be fully inclusive for the disabled, was played on the Bruce and Montgomery courses over 54 holes.

And it was Harmison, of East Sleekburn, who triumphed in the gross competition after rounds of 76, 77 and 76.

Harmison also lifted the Scottish Open title scratch trophy with an all round score of 222.

A member of the SDGP and a leg amputee with a handicap of three, Harmison has also been selected for the Scottish team which will take on the English for the Auld Enemies Cup in a few weeks at the Breadsall Priory Golf Resort in Derby.

Harmison 47, a gym fitness instructor at the Hirst Welfare Centre in Ashington, said: “It’s a good thing to win and I was naturally pleased.

“I’ve had a lot of success but my aim is to try to improve all the time and there’s always things you can do better.

“My game has really come on leaps and bounds and perhaps the biggest thing improvement wise is my course management, which is basically playing well under pressure and not following one bad shot with another.”