STOCKSFIELD Golf Club raised more than £800 as it hosted the Prostate Cancer UK Open.

Organised and managed by Paul Nash of Play2Support, the fundraising event saw 44 players, in pairs, tee off in front of the charity gazebo. They were all competing for the SGC Cup, with prizes and in-play competitions at stake, as well as the coveted top three places.

It was not the usual four-ball better-ball format, instead it was combined scores which meant participants had to record their stableford score in order to play for the overall, front nine, back nine, and other competitions.

In addition, the tournament was open to players of all abilities, gender and ages so there was a prize for the best placed female/mixed pair and the best placed junior pair.

The tournament drew golfers from as far as Sheffield. Chris Searle and Nick Hewison, with handicaps of 21 and 13, and rounds of 42 and 35 respectively, won the SGC Cup.

Junior player, Thomas Mitchell, in partnership with Paul Joyce, both from Stocksfield, finished in third place with a combined score of 68.

Fourteen handicapper Tom Younger, and Stephen Fawcett (10 handicap), of Alston Moor, carded a combined back nine score of 39 to each win a box of 12 golf balls.

The nearest the pin competition was won by father and son pairing from Stocksfield, Graeme, handicap 13, and James Tolchard, handicap 24, with a combined distance of 15.2m.

The day raised over £800 in donations and raffle ticket sales. The next Play2Support tournament, also in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, is the ‘Look North’ Senior (55+) Pairs Open to be held at Stocksfield on Friday, October 11. Details are available on the Stocksfield Golf Club website.