Whalley and Sutton are wizards of Oz
MACCLESFIELD ladies played their Austrailan Spoons qualifier and Georgina Whalley and Alycia Sutton will represent the club after posting a fine 38 points, six more than Kath Brocklehurst and Joy Clements.
In a Mixed team competition at Macc the top four were Dave Cheetham, Alycia Sutton, Nigel Heathcote and Kath Brocklehurst.
A Stableford for Prestbury’s men saw division one won by Nigel Wilcox after a cpo on 40 points with Paul Wild.
In division two Mark Beesley led in with 35 points, one more than John Ogden, Rob Irving and Richard Johnson.
Prestbury ladies played a par competition for the Liz White Memorial Trophy and in division one Angela Riordan led in with level par from Jillian Morris l-2.
In division two Gillian Kennedy was first past the post on -1 from Margaret Woof-2.
A Wednesday Stableford at Shrigley Hall saw the divisions topped by Brian Hopkins 20 points and Neil Worthington 19.
Loads of action at Styal with a seniors Stableford being won by Paul Carr after a cpo on 37 points with Les Rimmer and John Parr.
At the other end of the age scale Styal Juniors were also in Stableford mode with Ryan Owen posting a superb 43 points to win a cpo from Jack Muir and Daniel Lynch.
The Hygnet Trophy medal was taken by David Murray after a cpo on 64 from Dominic Belch.
A singles Stableford for Styal ladies had Claire Whitney showing her five handicap class with 30 points seeing her two clear of Susannah Middleton.
Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club provided a course in tremendous condition with slick and smooth greens for the finals day of the Manchester Alliance’s match-play finals from an original entry of over 40 top players in the region.
The quality field enjoyed the course and had to cope with strong winds and later in the day some heavy rain as they played the morning semi-finals followed by the afternoon finals.
Davenport’s Graham Cox, a previous winner of the coveted trophy, showed his intent as he beat Order of Merit leader Danny Wardrop3/2 in his semi-final a score matched by Chorley’s assistant pro Andy Palmer in the other semi against Ringway’s David Brunton.
In the assistant professionals’ semis holder Liam Burgess (Bramall Park) despatched Stamford’s Andy Earlam 3/2 and Chorlton’s Adam Hodkinson eased to a 4/3 win over Hazel Grove’s Ben Thompson.
Cox continued his momentum in the final for an emphatic 5/4 win over Palmer to complete his second win in the competition.
In the other match Liam Burgess had the edge for most of the first nine holes before a stray approach shot to the ninth hole ended in a greenside bush to allow Hodkinson to draw level.
Hodkinson, a former Yorkshire junior star, then took control with the big-hitting hot Tyke going on to claim his first Alliance win and take the trophy back to Chorlton with a 3/2 success.
Davenport ladies were in medal mode and top of division one was M Kingham with 68 from Sylvia Lowther 71.
It was closer in division two with Annette Oliver winning a cpo on 75 from Dee Green and in division three Suzanne Hammond led in with 70, one less than Hilary Kellett.
The draw for round one of the Manchester Alliance’s Inter Club competitions have been made with 100 clubs involved in both the Dunham Forest Trophy and City Glass Men’s Foursomes.
THE DRAWS FOR OUR LOCAL TEAMS ARE -DUNHAM FOREST TROPHY:
Davenport v Bramhall, Tytherington v Rochdale, Fairfield v Styal, Denton v Macclesfield.
CITY GLASS FOURSOMES:
Marple v Tytherington, Alderley Edge v Styal, Davenport v Lymm, Pike Fold v Macclesfield.
●● Graham Cox