High Legh Park 20th October 2021

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Gauci on the mark at classy High Legh Park

ON a day where nearby areas experienced tornadoes and thunderstorms High Legh Park, apart from one heavy shower, provided a sunny haven and a fine course for another great day of Manchester Alliance golf.

The course drew constant admiration from the full field and this was reflected in the high scoring.

Ashton-on-Mersey pro am duo Haydn McCullen and Mark Gauci are proving to be unstoppable and they again led the pro am section with 47 points and while Haydn produced a steady score of 38 points, it was Mark (pictured above) who made the difference adding vital points on nine holes.

They were just a point clear of fellow Ashton-on-Mersey pair of Ollie Pantoja and Josh Corrigan who won a cpo from Jamie Howarth and Paul Robinson (Davenport).

Jamie kept his aim to retain the professional Order of Merit title as he led the individual pro scores with 41 points, one more than Alistair Waddell (Chorlton) and Tim Maxwell (Knutsford).

There were new names at the top of the am am section with Flixton’s Bob Barrow and Keith Middleton first past the post with 46 points.

Just a point back were Daniel Ritchie (Pleasington) and Carl Robinson (Wigan) with Phil Cooney (Dean Wood) and Chris Harrison (Leigh) next in with 43.

Ian Ridgway (Disley) won the nearest the pin prize and High Legh Park Captain Joe Lauder, a scratch golfer, was delighted to see his club provide first class service both on and off the course on yet another enjoyable day for Alliance golf.

Geoff Garnett

Pro Individual

Pos Pro’s Individual Pts
1 Jamie Howarth (Davenport) 41
2= Alistair Waddell (Chorlton cum Hardy) 40
  Tim Maxwell (Knutsford) 40
4= Jack Wiggans (Chorley) 39
  Haydn McCullen (Ashton on Mersey) 39
6= Andy Palmer (Chorley) 38
  Alan Crompton (Haigh Hall) 38
  Mark Smith (Stamford) 38
  Ian Ridgway (Disley) 38
10= Ollie Pantoja (Ashton on Mersey) 37
  Craig Corrigan 37
  Scott Howarth (Davenport) 37
  Scott Jackson (Disley) 37
  Craig Daggitt (Bramall Park) 37
15 Sean Blinkhorn (Leigh) 35
16= Kris Andrews (Ashton on Mersey) 34
  Mike Boyle (Ashton on Mersey) 34
18 Chris Bibby (Bury) 33
19= Andy Bridgewood (Flixton) 32
  Dave Green (Dukinfield) 32
  Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) 32
22 Steve Ingham (Blackley) 31
23 Matt Kay (Ashton under Lyne) 30
24= Gary Brown (Glossop) 29
  Elliott Tickle (Blackley) 29
26= Paul Woodcock (Alder Root) 28
  Andy Baguley (Westhoughton) 28
28 Tom Clancy (Cheadle) 26

Pro Am

In card play off order.

Pos PRO AM Pts
1 Haydn McCullen & Mark Gauci (Ashton on Mersey) 47
2 Ollie Pantoja & Josh Corrigan (Ashton on Mersey) 46
3 Jamie Howarth (Davenport) & Paul Robinson (Davenport) 46
4 Craig Corrigan & Mark Riley (Leigh) 45
5 Tim Maxwell & Richard Massey (Knutsford) 45
6 Alan Crompton & John Egan (Haigh Hall) 45
7 Sean Blinkhorn & Dan Crook (Leigh) 45
8 Jack Wiggans (Chorley) & Andy Hannay (Stamford) 44
9 Gary Brown (Glossop) & Richard Blackwell (Mottram Hall) 44
10 Andy Palmer (Chorley) & Paul Barlow (Stamford) 43
11 Alistair Waddell & Steve Whitfield (Chorlton cum Hardy) 43
12 Steve Ingham & Andy Buckley (Blackley) 42
13 Mark Smith & Steve Finan (Stamford) 42
14 Craig Daggitt & Louaz Hofton (Bramall Park) 41
15 Scott Howarth (Davenport) & partner 41
16 Scott Jackson & Steve Misell (Disley) 41
17 Andy Earlam (Saddleworth) & Graham Pendleton (Oldham) 40
18 Chris Bibby & Dave Richardson (Bury) 40
19 Paul Woodcock & Craig Gilligan (Alder Root) 40
20 Elliott Tickle & Steve Newton (Blackley) 40
21 Andy Baguley (Westhoughton) & Steve Dagger (Leigh) 40
22 Matt Kay (Ashton under Lyne) & partner 40
23 Kris Andrews & Gordon Hamlett (Ashton on Mersey) 40
24 Ian Ridgway & Dave Bradbury (Disley) 40
25 Mike Boyle (Ashton under Lyne) & partner 40
26 Andy Bridgewood & Greg Norbury (Flixton) 39
27 Tom Clancy (Cheadle) & Mick Holmes (Cheadle) 38
28 Dave Green (Dukinfield) & Paul Crisp (Ashton on Mersey) 36

Am Am

In card play off order.

Pos AM AM Pts
1 Bob Barrow & Keith Middleton (Flixton) 46
2 Daniel Ritchie (Pleasington) & Carl Robinson (Wigan) 45
3 Phil Cooney (Dean Wood) & Chris Harrison (Leigh) 43
4 Paul Thornley & Chris Mulhearn (Flixton) 42
5 John Aikenhead (Ashton on Mersey) & John Russell (Sale) 41
6 Joe Ridley & Mat Chapman (Saddleworth) 41
7 Phil Dearden & Dave Lomax (Flixton) 40
8 John Kilner & Tom Baker Jnr. (Marriott Worsley Park) 39
9 Ian Fearns & Phil Ramsden (Stamford) 39
10 Dave Rothwell & Zack Rothwell (Shaw Hill) 39
11 Steve Kewley & Gary Bingham (Disley) 39
12 Anthony Cavanagh & Gary Foster (Stamford) 39
13 Joe Lauder (Capt High Legh Park) & Liam Rex (High Legh Park) 38
14 Dave Smith (Hart Common) & Danny Beeley (Ellesmere) 38
15 Mike Fenton (Styal) & Don Milligan (Ashton on Mersey) 37
16 Ian Thomason & Alex Hughes (Disley) 35
17 Steve Hamlet & Dave Stephenson (Disley) 35
18 Ian Melling & Dave Gregson (Wigan) 35