GOLFERS from Haydon Bridge High School continued their recent good form in the third round of the Northumberland Schools golf series. The school produced an impressive performance to win the Key Stage 3 nett competition, and finish in second place in the Key Stage 4 competition.

Following on from the previous matches played at Longhirst and Matfen Hall, Haydon Bridge fielded a six strong team for the competition, at Hexham Golf Club.

Year 8 student Haydn Rutherford, who was playing off a handicap of 15, made home advantage count in the Key Stage 3 competition after he shot an impressive 81 gross to lead the field home with a nett score of 66.

Year 10 student Jake Reed, playing off a handicap of 19, showed great consistency and a cool head over the eighteen holes in the Key Stage 4 competition to record a gross score of 85.

The promising nett score of 66 earned him second place – just one stroke behind the competition winner, from King Edward VI School, Morpeth. Hoping to maintain their impressive form, the Haydon Bridge golfers were set to compete again this week in the Northumberland Schools Championships at Ponteland Golf Club.

The competition doubled as a qualifier for the English Schools Team Championships, in July. And the Haydon Bridge golfers will be looking to emulate the school’s success of 2018, when the school won county stage, and represented Northumberland at the national finals at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

Over the past year, Haydon Bridge students have excelled in various sports, including athletics, cross country, and football.