England and Wales (North) Region
26 Oct 18
George Forder capitalised on home advantage when he won the PGA North Members Tour fixture at Fulford.
The 27-year-old assistant professional mastered the tough, windy conditions with a three-under-par 69 as he prevailed by two strokes from Crosland Heath's Kieron Gaskell.
It was the last of 12 events in its inaugural season which attracted an impressive entry of 44.
PGA North regional manager Jonathan Paine confirmed that and the decision to run the series next year has already been confirmed.
He said: "Judging by the increasing number of players during the year it's clear that there is a demand for the events."
LEADING SCORES: 69 George Forder (Fulford); 71 Kieron Gaskell (Crosland Heath; 72 Alex Boyton (Cottingham); 73 Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park), Oliver Adamson (Ganton), Andrew Rossington (Lees Hall); 74 David Mansell (Wakefield), Jonathan Cheetham (1836tour.com), Marcus Maith (Owston Hall).