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O’Neill’s winning debut in Manchester Alliance

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WINNING SMILES: Ryan O’Neill (second right) and the  sponsors’ team 

PENWORTHAM assistant Ryan O’Neill made an impressive debut with the Manchester Alliance four-man stableford at Helsby when he topped the pro section with 38 points.

And he celebrated a double success as he guided the sponsors’ team of Steve  Moores (Stamford), Phil Aitken (Fairfield) and Martin Dwyer (Stamford) to 85 points.

They beat Marcus Corfield (Swinton Park), Dave Hemingway (Chorley), Lee Warren (Northenden) and Dave Smith (Ellesmere) on a cpo with Saddleworth’s team of Andy Earlam, Neil Bamford, Dave Pullen and Dean Jagger in third spot with 82 points.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United ace  Ryan Giggs was a key player in Adam Hodkinson’s team.

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Chorley duo weather the storm at Sale

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WEATHER BEATERS: Alliance captain John Davies, a Sale member, congratulates Chorley’s Andy Palmer and Stephanie Patterson

CHORLEY assistant professional Andy Palmer and clubmate Stephanie Patterson defied the elements to win the Manchester Alliance Mixed Pairs Hancock Trophy at Sale.

They racked up 42 points in the better-ball stableford to prevail by one from Westhoughton duo Kieron Gaskell and Lynn Phillips who edged out Bramall Park’s Ollie Whiteley and Michelle Pretty on countback.

Home pair of Mobi Rawthore and Fiona Flanagan also won a 39-points countback in the am-am from Worsley’s Alan Hooper and Pat Jackson with another top Chorley duo of Denis and Sam Durnian who posted 38 points.