FIXBY progressed through the first round of the Yorkshire Inter-club Foursomes with Richard Broadley and Brad Tupman scoring a 2&1 win over Hessle at Moor Allerton.
Richard Oddy, based in Coventry, will be in contention for a place in the Fixby team for the Halifax, Huddersfield Union Team championship at Dewsbury next month.
The former county player made the trip home for the latest medal competition at Fixby and shot 73 against the SSS of 74, which got his handicap back to scratch and won him the best Division One gross prize.
Meanwhile, the prize of representing the Union in the English Junior Champion Club tournament will be on offer for the winners of the Halifax, Huddersfield Junior Team championship at Todmorden tomorrow.
Each club fields a four-man team in the event sponsored by Berties of Elland with the three best scores to count.
Rotherham’s Sam Haywood won the York Rose Bowl to replace Moortown’s Nick McCarthy at the top of the Eagle Golf Yorkshire Order of Merit.
McCarthy, 20, who sprang a surprise by declining the pace in the England Under 21 squad he held last year in order to do his own thing and play events when and where he wishes, had led after his back to back wins in the Hawksworth Trophy and Cleveland Salver.
While McCarthy missed playing at York, Haywood fired a first round 64 and went on to win by four shots.
Next event up is the Seaton Salver on May 18 followed by the Earl of Dartmouth Trophy at Woodsome Hall on May 26
York Rose Bowl leading scores: 135 - S Haywood (Rotherham) 64 71. 139 J Maw (Hallowes) 69 70, M Evans (Rotherham) 67 72. 141 - R Overall (Selby) 72 69, S Brennan (Wheatley) 71 70. 142 - A Newton (Pike Hills) 69 73. 143 - N Sweet (Moortown) 72 71. 144 - S Hartley (Low Laithes) 72 71, R Bee (Phoenix) 69 75. 145 - M Brown (Pike Hills) 71 74, P Collins (Middlesbrough) 69 76.
Others included: 148 - G McLean (Meltham) 71 77. 150 - B Croswther (Dewsbury) 75 75. 157 - D Overend (Hanging Heaton) 74 83.
Order of Merit leaders: 530 - S Haywood; 480 - N McCarthy; 390 - M Evans; 268 - D McCarthy (Pannal); 223 - A Best (Cleveland); 200 - M Armitage (Howley Hall); 163 - N Sweet (Moortown); 160 - J Maw; 135 - R Law (Low Laithes).
Gary Brown, the Ganton professional, stormed in with a four under par 40 stableford points to win the Yorkshire PGA pro-am at Selby where he finished a point ahead of home club man Nick Ludwell.
Leading scores: 40 - G Brown (Ganton). 39 - N Ludwell (Selby). 38 - P O’Donnell (Cookridge Hall). 37 - L Turner (Scalm Park), G Walker (The Oaks), D Padgett (Pannal), F Kelley (Malton & Norton), J Drinkall (Allerthorpe Park), N Parkinson (Renishaw Park), A Ambler (Walton Golf Centre). 36 - J Wells (Cherry Burton), D Shacklady (Ormskirk). 35 - G Townhill (Brough), D Jagger (Hull), A Herridge (Wetherby). Others included: 34 - R Kershaw (Mirfield DR). 33 - P Carman (Huddersfield). 31 - N Hirst (Dewsbury). 30 - N Stead (Queensbury). Leading team: 89 - A Ambler (scr), D Kemp (11), M Messenger (6), D Hughes (5).
Ambler, holder of the Yorkshire PGA stroke-play and match-play titles, shares the lead in the Yorkshire Bank Order of Merit with Malton & Norton assistant Fraser Kelley and Pannal veteran David Padgett following them tieing in the Links Trophy at Bridllington, the first of five counting events. That number may be cut to four as the Yorkshire Open has not yet been confirmed. Other counting tournaments are the Masters, Classic and Matchplay.
Order of Merit placings: 165.5- F Kelley (Malton & Norton, D Padgett (Pannal), A Ambler (Walton Golf Centre). 78 - G Wills (Fulford), D McKidd (Otley), S Barber (Waterton Park), A Belt (Bridlington Links), M Marsh (Hallowes), J King (Lindrick), C Hanson (Crosland Heath), D Connell (Scarborough SC). Others include: Tied 12th: 37.5 - R Kershaw ()Mirfield DR). Tied 19th: 3.75 - N Stead (Queensbury).