Archive for May, 2019

James leads the way at Hesketh

MERE ace Jack Brooks held on to top spot in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit to lead the chasing pack by 75 points despite not figuring in the Henriques Trophy at Hesketh,

Ormskirk’s James Nash was the most consistent player on the day with rounds of 71 and 72, one-under all told, to tie with Royal Lytham’s Jamie Van Wyk and Bury’s Ciaran Doherty who have both clocked up winning scores this season.

Meanwhile, Romiley’s Harry Doyle is five points adrift of the leaders.

LEADING SCORES: 143 James Nash (Ormskirk) 71 72; 144 Harry Doyle (Romiley) 76 68; 147 Charlie Ward (Davyhulme), Tom Winn (Morecambe); 148 Matthew Delany (Prestbury) 71 77, Sam Roles (Weymouth) 71 77; 149 Grady Rogerson (St Annes Old Links) 74 75; 150 Alex James (Royal Lytham & St Annes) 77 73; 152 Christopher Carney (Morecambe) 75 77; 153 Luke Bartram (Rossendale) 78 75, Graham Strachan (Bury) 76 77, Mark Rabone (S&A) 76 77.

ORDER OF MERIT: 225pts Jack Brooks (The Mere); 150 Jamie Van Wyk (Royal Lytham), Ciaran Doherty (Bury), James Nash (Ormskirk); 145 Harry Doyle (Romiley); 130 Owen Leigh (Pleasington); 100 Daniel Morris (Fairhaven), Calum Metcalf (Pleasington); 85 Tom Harris (Ashton Wood); 75 LouisTelarczyk (Royal Lytham), Josh Ainscough (Stamford), Charlie Ward (Davyhulme).





Archer hits the target again!

THE Manchester Alliance signed off another season at Bramhall marked by annual President’s Day but unfortunately the man himself, John Dowd, had to miss the occasion,

Phil Archer (Poulton Park) retained the professional Order of Merit with 609 points, well clear of Graham Cox (Lymm) 417 and Jamie Howarth (Davenport) 398.

Andy Palmer (Chorley) won the assistant professional Order of Merit from Alistair Waddell (Chorlton) and the amateur title was claimed by Mark Riley (Leigh) from Steve Moores (Stamford) and Mark Pasquill (Leigh).

Top professional score of the day was Jamie Howarth’s 67, two ahead of  Graham Cox and Martin Longshaw (Haigh Hall) and Grant Hamerton (Pike Fold) signed for 70.

Leading amateur with a nett 66 was Archie Palmer, a former junior captain at Stamford and Bramhall and a leading Cheshire junior, finishing  ahead of Josh Lees (Ashton-on-Mersey) 67 and Martin Packingham (Wigan) 69. Archie Palmer also the President’s Cup.

Alliance captain Dave Green was top guest on  69 from Jim Cunliffe (Bolton Old Links) 70 and Denis Durnian (Chorley) 73.

Alliance Vice President Ian Brooks (Bolton Old Links) handed out the prizes and Steve Finan, of Stamford Golf Club, was named next captain.