How­ells and Ste­wart on top at Edge

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF GE­OFF GARNETT

ALDER­LEY Edge’s men played a BB Stable­ford and Nigel How­ells and Gor­don Ste­wart ruled the roost with 44 points.

Edge’s ladies were in a hot streak with three match wins.

They beat Ring­way 2-1 in a friendly , were 2-1 win­ners over Ash­ton-on-Mersey in the 9-hole League and 4-3 vic­tors in a Bell Cup derby against Styal.

A midweek medal at Mot­tram Hall was led in by Robert Parry with 71 from Adam Bunt 72 and Jon Hodg­son 75.

Mac­cles­field Se­niors made a solid start to their league sea­son as they de­fend their M&DSL ti­tle win­ning at Styal by 3.5-0.5.

Macc ladies played the Anne Bram­mer medal com­pe­ti­tion and in a tight fin­ish Mar­lene Con­nor won a cpo on 73 from Aly­cia Sut­ton, one less than Myra Clark and Sue Or­win had the best gross of 91.

The Manch­ester and District Golf Cap­tains wel­comed the new club Cap­tains to the an­nual In­tro­duc­tory Meet­ing at Knutsford Golf Club, who were as al­ways ex­cel­lent hosts.

There were 27 new Cap­tains in at­ten­dance along with 12 ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers of the As­so­ci­a­tion and they com­bined to­gether in a Team Stable­ford to en­joy the de­light­ful set­ting of the Knutsford club.

The new Cap­tains were given a warm wel­come by Cap­tain’s Cap­tain Tony Draper (Chorl­ton GC) and Knutsford’s Robert Nel­son with Tony ex­plain­ing the aims and ethos of the As­so­ci­a­tion.

As­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Alan Pre­ston led the win­ning team to a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive vic­tory with his team com­pris­ing Steve Wil­liams (Bra­mall Park), Andy Hill (Chea­dle) and Dave Moore (Sale) who posted 43 points.

It left them ahead of Ian Hales (MDGC). Jeff Sawyer (Hor­wich) and Dave Hughes (Den­ton) 42 and Ian Brooks (MDGC), Keith Mullen Bolton Old Links, Si­mon Nay­lor (Stand) and Neil Turner (Dun­scar) 41.

Hazel Grove Golf Club was blessed with su­perb weather for the penul­ti­mate fix­ture of the Manch­ester Al­liance win­ter sea­son as they staged the an­nual con­test for the Leo Feeney Tro­phy.

Their mag­nif­i­cent Alis­ter Macken­zie pro­vided its usual ex­cel­lent chal­lenge for an­other top field of pro­fes­sion­als and am­a­teurs.

Birch­wood Golf Club’s for­mer European Tour star Phil Archer showed his class with a great dou­ble win as he topped the in­di­vid­ual pro com­pe­ti­tion with 39 points, one more than Steve Parry (Hart Com­mon) and Craig Cor­ri­gan (Chilli Dip).

Phil had a fine part­ner in War­ring­ton’s An­ton John­son as they led in the pro am sec­tion with 44 points.

This left them one clear of Ash­ton-onMersey’s Kris An­drews and Paul Brough who won the Leo Feeney Tro­phy as the best pair from the same club af­ter they had won a cpo from Bra­mall Park’s Liam Burgess and his Tyther­ing­ton part­ner Chris John­son.

Also in the pro am prizes af­ter a cpo on 42 points were Craig Cor­ri­gan and Alan Ham­blett (Haigh Hall) and Bra­mall Park’s Craig Dag­gitt and Ken Thomp­son.

Event spon­sor Steve Hamer (North Manch­ester) part­nered home star Mike Jones to a win­ning 43 points in the am am sec­tion that left them one clear of Mike He­witt and Steve Moores (Stam­ford) and Steve Fi­nan and Danny Fox (also Stam­ford).

The pre­lim­i­nary rounds of the Manch­ester Al­liance’s In­ter Club Knock Out com­pe­ti­tions have been com­pleted and it is now down to last 64 clubs as they aim to reach fi­nals day in Au­tumn.

The main com­pe­ti­tion is for the Dun­ham For­est Tro­phy and fea­tures the club pro­fes­sional and the six top am­a­teurs in ac­tion.

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