Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mighty McKennas Are Ruling the Roost

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mighty McKennas Are Ruling the Roost

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Byline: By Alan Hedley

The McKenna family scored a double top in the space of a week. It was fifth time luck for Tynemouth's Kim McKenna when she won the Northumberland County Ladies Championship at Hexham and she recorded her triumph just a day after brother-in-law Steve, who is pro at the City of Newcastle, won the Northumberland and Durham Open at Dunstanburgh Castle.

Having lost to Julie Ross on the 18th two years ago at Westerhope, it was a hint of sweet revenge when Kim, who is married to Tynemouth pro John McKenna, defeated the Whitley Bay player at the 19th this time.

Both players played the last few holes with the threat of thunder and lightening and the heavens opened just after the final finished but it was end of a long wait for the 34-year-old McKenna, who had lost in her four previous finals. …

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