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Former EuroPro crowned Masters’ champion at Rockliffe Hall

July 31, 2013

A dramatic four-man play-off determined the overall winner of this year's Northern Golf Masters (NGM), held at the weekend at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, County Durham (Sunday July 28 th )

Daniel Shevill, a former EuroPro Tour golfer, was crowned the eventual winner at the prestigious tournament, now in its second year.

Daniel, an amateur from Stocksfield in Northumberland, feared he'd lost the opportunity to clinch the winner's title after he missed the chance to birdie the final hole of his round, which left him with a one over par 73.

None of the other competitors could better the 24 year old's score and, in the end, Shevill and Penrith's Mike Parker had to go down the 18 th again along with Middlesbrough's Angus Montgomery and Tynemouth's Stuart Fell after all four carded one over par totals.

After four good drives, Shevill hit a wedge to a foot from the hole to seal a birdie three for the victory and win the Rockliffe Hall Northern Golf Masters trophy.

The Northern Golf Masters tournament challenges the best club golfers from across Teesside, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria to be named the number one amateur golfer in the North of England.

The scratch competition is for category one golfers and adopts the format of a professional tour event with first tee announcements, ball spotters and up-to-the-minute live scoring.

Graeme Storm, Rockliffe Hall's touring professional presented the winner's trophy. He said: "Rockliffe Hall provides a really challenging course for the NGM, the type of tournament that the region has needed for a long time. It was great to see so many taking part and the enthusiasm from all over the North. Rockliffe is one the best courses I've ever played and I know many of the competitors felt the same on the day- as the heavy rain early in the day could have been a problem for some other courses."  

Rockliffe Hall's world-class golf course is recognised as one of the best in the UK and was strategically designed by top golf architect, Marc Westonborg from Hawtrees. Thanks to its engineering and construction, the course remains open all year round and benefits from no winter greens. 

The course is home to a variety of high profile golf tournaments and has this year been selected as the host venue for one of the UK's most prestigious, televised amateur tournaments, the William Hunt Trilby Tour Grand Final on Wednesday August 28 th . In addition, Rockliffe Hall hosts events and golf days for football clubs, businesses and charities such as Daisychain, the Butterwick Hospice and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

As well as holding high profile tournaments, Rockliffe Hall is also home to a highly-regarded golf academy, offering coaching from respected PGA golf professionals.

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