Mayo out in front in Styal Stableford
A SINGLES Stableford at Styal needed a cpo on 40 points to see Alan Mayo into top spot in division one ahead of Simon Geddis with James Lowe next in with 37.
In division two Chris Hart reigned supreme on 42 points, two more than Jack Bridgeman.
In a Sunday Stableford at Styal Jonathan Cosgrove was the main man with 41 points from Richard Armstead 40.
The latest Styal Ladies Sunday League saw Mel Hill post an impressive 40 points to finish ahead of Victoria Parry 39 and Claire Whitney 35.
As singles Stableford at Prestbury saw a logjam on 38 points finish in favour of Barry Limb from Philip Reynolds, Josh Garside, Fred Bridge and The President.
Prestbury ladies played a Par competition and Cheshire seniors star Gill Mellor led in with +2 from Jae Bowers +1 and Jane Campaigne level par.
Birchwood Golf Club star Phil Archer has enjoyed many successful years on the European and Challenge Tours but he has never forgotten his roots in the Manchester Alliance and he plays in their events whenever he is free from his Tour commitments.
The Hancock Trophy has hosted by Sale Golf Club for many years and they again provided a well presented course for a strong field of players with former Sale junior Gary Norcott, now the respected professional at Stockport Golf Club, being the event sponsor.
Phil Archer and his mum Jean have previously won the other Alliance Mixed Trophy – the White Cup – at Chorlton and they made it a mixed double as they posted 44 points to take top spot in the pro am section and also win the coveted Hancock Trophy for the best score on the day by players from the same club.
Next in the pro am section were Ringway’s David Brunton and Rebecca Quealy 43 and Chorley’s Andy Palmer and Steph Patterson.
Sale led the way in the am am section with Sale Captain Disha Ranshi finding an excellent partner in Hilary Tarleton as they posted 42 points to finish three ahead of club colleagues Rob Harris and Julie Matthews who won a cpo from Marcus Corfield and Lynne Jennings of Hart Common.