In bright sunshine with a light breeze, an impressive score of 44 points won the Ron Parkinson Trophy for Howard Bailey (14) and Trevor Ball (16), of Dewsbury District, at this week’s Alliance, held at Ryburn.
A birdie on the difficult par three opening hole and a net birdie on the second got them off to a fast start, and a net eagle on the 10th led to the eight -under par score. In second place on 40 points were Ian Saxton (6) and Roy Johnson (15) of Meltham.
A total of 43 points was enough to clinch top spot in the Pro-Am for Crow Nest Park’s Gareth Evans and Mark Campbell (8).
They started off slowly with bogies on the first two holes, but continued with more net birdies than pars. Campbell contributed the bulk of the points.
In second place with 39 points were Tom Wild and Barry Workman (12) of Bradley Park.
There was an entry of seven professionals and a total of 38 pairs. The competition was played from the very back tees with some extremely difficult pins. Greens were of moderate speed and slightly bumpy, but the course as a whole was extremely well presented.
The next Alliance is on Tuesday, April 29, at Ogden, when the Page Trophy will be played for, with the postponed Outlane meeting a week later on May 6.