THE winner of Seaton Carew Golf Club’s Seaton Salver is set for a quick return when the club host the prestigious Brabazon Trophy.
The Stroke Play Championship is open to male amateur golfers of all nationalities and past winners include Sandy Lyle, Gordon Brand Jnr and Ronan Rafferty.
The Seaton club hosts the event on June 25-28 and among the field will be Steve Robins who won the club’s Seaton Salver.
It was the first time the Hull-based golfer had won the event and will provide practice for the trophy.
Club spokesman Roy Leonard said: “Steven played two superb rounds of golf to win this year’s Salver by two shots, in what many players described as “brutal” conditions.
“He defied the elements to return a stunning 72, and with his first-round 73, that gave him a winning total of 145.
“We wish him the best of luck for the Brabazon Trophy and offer our congratulations and admiration to all those who competed in one of the most challenging days here on Seaton links.”
The North-East weather had a strong influence on the outcome with some home-based players describing playing conditions as “brutal” and “some of the most difficult” they had played in.
Roy added: “A number of players found ways to cope with all that was being thrown at them, and three in particular shone through.
“Ramside’s John Kirkpatrick returned a commendable 76 to go with his morning 73, and was the early clubhouse leader on 149.
“Some time later an absolutely sodden David Hague, from Malton & Norton, came in with a superb 74 and, with a two-round total of 147, it looked as though the title would be heading down to North Yorkshire.
“But Steven emerged through the gloom with a winning total.”
The Brabazon Trophy is played over 72 holes over four days, 18 holes played on each of the days.
After 36 holes the leading 60 competitors and ties for 60th place play a further 18 holes on the third day and fourth day.
The winner shall be the competitor returning the lowest score over 72 holes.