Metcalfe takes five

CALUM Metcalfe reeled off five birdies on the home stretch in a first round three-under-par 68 on his way to winning the Calvert Trophy at Ashton & Lea.

The Pleasington one handicapper followed up with 71 to finish three strokes ahead of a trio of players lead by the host club Liam Jenkinson.

In the same group was Nelson’s Curtis Clarkin who took over pole position in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit, 55 points ahead of previous leader Oliver Ravenscroft from Hillside.

LEADING SCORES: 139 Calum Metcalfe (Pleasington) 68 71; 142 Liam Jenkinson (Ashton & Lea) 72 70, Curtis Clarkin (Nelson) 72 70, Graeme Booth (Formby Hall) 71 71; 149 Ben Ewen (Wilpshire) 76 73, Owen Leigh (Pleasington) 75 74, Thomas Rigby (Dean Wood) 71 78, Gregory Osborne (Delamere Forest) 76 73; 150 Marvin Clarke (Kirkby Valley) 76 74; 152 Jason Thomas (Ashton & Lea) 75 77, Thomas Riley (Clitheroe) 78 74; 154 Greg Peel (Wilpshire) 79 75.

ORDER OF MERIT: 285 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 230 Oliver Ravenscroft (Hillside); 215 Steven Capper (Royal Liverpool); 210 Ciaran Doherty (Bury); 190 Calum Metcalfe (Pleasington); 170 Jack Brooks (Mere); 165 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 150 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 150 Matt Collinge (Greenmount), Martin Thomas (Royal Liverpool); 145 Matthew Nuttall (Royal Birkdale), Graham Booth (Formby Hall).



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