Moortown’s Stephen East enjoys taste of Seniors success all on his own

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Moortown’s Stephen East, joint winner of the Yorkshire Seniors’ Championship in 2014, went one step further this year as he savoured outright victory at Knaresborough.

He only had a shot to spare, though, after two consecutive rounds of 74 gave him a 148 aggregate.

Both Philip Cross (Hornsea) and Wakefield’s Stephen Mason finished on 149 with identical performances – 75 on day one and 74 on day two.

Three strokes further back was Ganton’s Ian Stephenson (78 74).

Leading scores:

148: Stephen East (Moortown) 74 74.

149: Philip Cross (Hornsea) 75 74, Stephen Mason (Wakefield) 75 74.

152: Ian Stephenson (Ganton) 78 74.

153: Barry Downing (Hallamshire) 75 78.

155: Stephen Elliott (Pike Hills) 81 74.

156: Stephen Spear (Fulford) 80 76, Brian Witty (Scarborough North Cliff) 79 77, Peter Minchella (Otley) 74 82.

157: Peter Seller (Romanby) 73 84.

158: Michael Hudson (Pannal) 80 78, Roy Howarth (Knaresbrough) 77 81 .

159: Darrell Robinson (Fulford) 80 79, John Blears (Otley) 79 80.

160: Ian Smith (Bedale) 84 76 , Marshall Newman (Moor Allerton) 81 79, Paul Crosby (Shipley) 80 80.

161: John Webster (Bedale) 76 85.

162: Andrew Kidd (Middlesbrough) 81 81, Neil Hutchinson (Wilton) 80 82, James Sidney (Clayton) 79 83, Alan Shearer (Forest Park) 76 86.