Harmison just misses out

Golfer Kevin Harmison.
Golfer Kevin Harmison.

NEWBIGGIN golfer Kevin Harmison narowly missed out on the title at the yourgolftravel.com Disabled British Open as the championship went north of the border for the first time.

Harmison, a three-handicapper who plays at Newbiggin Golf Club, finished in a tie for second place with a gross score of 159 over two rounds, tying his best performance in the annual event where he has finished second, fifth and seventh in the previous three.

Scotland’s Alasdair Berry took the title he had come so close to winning in the past.

The 21-year-old, from Irvine Ravenspark GC, overcame a two-shot deficit after the first round to overhaul overnight leader Joakim Bjorkman, from Sweden, to take the title at East Sussex National with an impressive two-round score of 153, just nine over par.