MELTHAM pair Neil Paxman and Tony Baier won the first Halifax, Huddersfield Alliance to be staged at West End in a decade.
There was a record entry for this time of year following the Halifax club being reinstated into the Alliance.
Paxman and Baier, as regular supporters of the Alliance, proved popular winners of the Am-Am section after they ousted long-time clubhouse leaders Dave Rollinson and Frank Roby from the host club.
Paxman (9) and Baier (12) came in with 43 points, just one more than Rollinson and Roby who took second spot, courtesy of 22 points on the back nine, putting them ahead of Hirst and Knapton (Outlane) and Dempsey and Newey (Fixby).
Ten pairs competed in the Pro-Am section, which went to Bradley Hall’s Rob Booth (who is from Huddersfield) and his partner Andy Hare with 41 points. They included four birdies.
In second place on a card play-off were Woodsome Hall’s David Astin and his partner John Gumbley, from Heben Bridge, with 39.
West End professional David Rishworth presented the prizes, along with Alliance secretary Barry Isles.
The next event is next Tuesday at Meltham.