Metcalfe’s birdie blitz wins the day

SIX birdies in a two-under-par first round score of 67 helped to give Pleasington’s Calum Metcalfe a flying start in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit Wilpshire Trophy.

And despite posting a two-over final round of 74 he still finished four shots ahead of nearest rival Curtis Clarkin.

The Nelson man maintained his lead in the top of the table thanks to rounds of 69 and 76.

LEADING SCORES: 141 Calum Metcalfe (Pleasington) 67 74; 145 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson) 69 76; 146 Harry Lloyd (Rossendale) 75 71, Anthony Harwood (Blackburn) 75 71; 147 Richie Blundell (Hillside) 76 71; 148 Robert Noon (Douglas) 75 73, Lewis Boyle (Pleasington) 71 77; 150 Graham Strachan (Bury) 76 74; 151 Tom Ryder (St Annes Old Links) 77 74 Peter Glover (Douglas) 72 79; 153 Joe Raeside (Mount Murray) 79 74, Andrew Walsh (Ashton & Lea) 78 75.

ORDER OF MERIT:  385pts Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 340 Calum Metcalf (Pleasington); 230 Oliver Ravenscroft (Hillside) 230, Ciaran Doherty (Bury), Graeme Booth (Formby Hall); 225 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 215 Steve Capper (Royal Liverpool); 175 Richie Blundell (Hillside); 170 Jack Brooks (Mere); 160 Aiden Hoosen (Manchester); 150 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot), Matt Collinge (Greenmount)


Issued by David Birtill.Tel: 01254 831844; Mob: 07850539110; Email:

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