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Windermere senior settles for second

WINDERMERE member Andrew Atkinson finished second at the English Seniors Mens Open Championship.

The 54-hole event at Worplesdon and West Hill golf clubs saw 288 participants battle it out to take the top spot, which was won eventually by Worplesdon’s Ian Attoe on 216.

Atkinson scored 71, 75 and 73 to finish on a three round score of 219.

The one-handicapper, who has been a member of the Cumbria club for 48 years, said: “Although I’m extremely pleased with my second place, I also feel slightly disappointed not to have won having played well, particularly in the final round.

“Of course, coming second stands me in very good stead for the Scottish and Welsh Championships, as well as the British at Royal County Down, taking place in August.”

Atkinson is also seeking to secure his place in the England squad, which he adds would be “the pinnacle of my career.”