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The annual contest for the historic Hancock Trophy enjoyed a great day at the traditional venue of Sale Golf Club with the players enjoying excellent weather and a course in fine condition.
The early leaders with 42 points were Knutsford professional Tim Maxwell and his wife Suzy (pictured right with Alliance President, Ian Brooks) and they looked to be cruising to victory before there came the strong sting in the tail of the field from Ringway’s Frank and Kate McKenna who tore to the top of the leaderboard with a scorching haul of 45 points.
It was more than enough to take the trophy, which goes to the top score by a club duo, back to their club for what is believed to be the first-ever time that Ringway have provided the winners.
It also saw them top the Am Am section ahead of Anthony Phillips (Ashton-on-Mersey) and Lesley Moore (Sale) who won a cpo on 41 points from last year’s Sale Captains Terry Crewe and Jenny Page.
The Maxwells held on to top spot in the pro am section one point ahead of Davyhulme Park’s Martyn Hamer and Carol Brady who were one point clear of Iain Davie and Jan Hare, Hazel Grove.
Making his a double was the pro individual winner Tim Maxwell with 40 points from Iain Davie 39 and Phil Archer (Poulton Park) 37.
The nearest the pin winner was Gerry Gee from Chorlton cum Hardy GC.