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Styal Golf Club made sterling efforts to be able to stage the latest competition after horrendous rain earlier in the week.
The club did superbly well to get the course in great condition considering the problems they had to overcome and this was backed up off the course by excellent service in the revamped Clubhouse.
There was a full field for the competition which featured a very successful two tee start and it proved to be a struggle for the individual professionals to beat par.
In the end there was a tie for top spot on 36 points between the previous week’s winner Ian Ridgway (Disley) and Scott Howarth (Davenport) who finished one point ahead of Andy Palmer (Chorley), Phil Archer (Poulton Park), Mark Hancock (Stand) and Tim Maxwell (Knutsford).
It proved to be a good day for the Howarth family as Scott’s brother Jamie (also Davenport) won back to back events with fellow club partner Brad Cooke. Having won the previous week at High Legh Park they continued their fine form to rack up a very impressive 45 points to win the Pro Am section.
In joint second place with 43 points were Andy Palmer and Keith Ashton (Bolton), Dave Smith (Swinton Park) and event sponsor Jimmy O’Reilly (Ellesmere), (pictured above), Phil Archer and Mark Pasquill (Leigh) and Scott Howarth and Chris Alexander (Mellor and Townscliffe).
Ashton-on-Mersey pair Paul Crisp and Gordon Hamlett looked to have the top Am Am spot nailed on with an early great score of 45 points only to be denied by the last pair in the dynamic father and son duo of Darren and Elliott Tickle (Blackley) who scored 46 points.
Third spot with 44 points went to Ellesmere’s Phil Reeve and Adam Jones with home player Dylan Bennett winning the nearest the pin prize.