Hard work pays off for Hall

But Hall was the big winner on the day, and now goes to the national championships later this month confident of bettering her third place finish from last year.

After finishing her A-levels at Durham Sixth Form Centre, Hall is now taking a gap year but plans to head out to the USA on a golf scholarship.

Playing the new layout on the Hollinside Park course at Whickham Golf Club, Ferrie scorched to a 64 to win by three shots from fellow Matfen Hall member John Harrison and Morpeth Golf Club’s David Clark.

Kenneth Ferrie broke a course record on his way to victory at the Hadrian Healthcare Pro Am at Whickham Golf Club. Meanwhile, Ryan Ingram of George Washington Golf & Country Club enjoyed his first win as a professional as he came out on top at the Ramside Hall Pro Am.

The NE/NW PGA’s next Pro Am takes place tomorrow at Middlesbrough Golf Club, with 30 North East professionals set to take part, before Billingham hosts an event to mark its 50th anniversary on Monday.

Richard Kippin of Boldon Golf Club and and Martin Janes from Dinsdale Spa came through the North regional qualifier at Preston Golf Club.

They’ll be joined by the top nine players from the women’s championship to make up six teams and the winning team will qualify for the British Masters Pro Am to be held at Northumberland’s Close House, where they’ll be joined by a European Tour pro.