That’s handy, Andy, as he pips Archer

SONY DSCEVERYONE A WINNER: Roy Ainscough, Phil Archer. Alliance captain David Smith and Andrew Palmer who claimed the top prize at High Legh Park

CHORLEY assistant Andy Palmer topped the leaderboard in the Manchester Alliance at High Legh Park, racking up 42 points to finish one clear of former European Tour ace Phil Archer.

But  the Birchwood man was not be denied in the pro-am as he and Wilmslow’s Roy Ainscough totted up  an impressive 47 points.

And Archer also had  an  albatross on the 480-yard par five fifth as his tee shot his second shot found the target.

It helped to take the pair three clear of Palmer and Chorley clubmate Keith Ashton alongside  and Graham Cox (Lymm) and Anton Johnson (Warrington) with pro prizes also going to Rob Batchelor (Stand) and Liam Burgess (Bramall Park) also on 44 points.

Oldham’s Dave Kendrick and Keith Ashton posted 43 points to lead the am-am from Denis Durnian (Chorley) and Keith Liddle (Blackley) who won a cpo on 42 points from Terry Gilbert (Davyhulme Park) and Marcus Corfield (William Wroe).

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