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Morton makes his mark at Birkdale


JOSHUA Morton became another first time winner of a Galvin Green Northern
Order of Merit event when he claimed the Birkdale Goblet in testing
conditions on the course that will stage the Open Championship next year,
writes DAVID BIRTILL.
The Huddersfield man strung together rounds of 78 and 75 to take the honours
but two shots from Gog Magog's Nicholas Smits.
Meanwhile, Heswall's Tom Dolan held on to his 120 point lead over Cheshire
County teammate Sam Prince, from Northenden.  


LEADING SCORES: 153 Joshua Morton (Huddersfield) 78 75; 155 Nicholas Smits
(Gog Magog) 77 78; 156 Henry Tomlinson (Royal Lytham & St Annes) 79 77; Jack
Shelley (Formby) 79 77, Anthony Stirling (Formby) 77 79, Ben Scott
(Accrington) 76 80; 157 Ciaran Doherty (Bury) 76 81; 158 Andrew Day
(Ferndown) 77 81; 159 James Reeson (Brampton) 81 78; 160 Michael Howard
(Royal Birkdale) 76 84; 161 Scott McGregor (Wakefield) 80 81; G Harris
(Formby) 79 82.

ORDER OF MERIT:  675ptsTom Dolan (Heswall); 555 Sam Prince (Northenden); 460
John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 390 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 300 Joe
Brice (Manchester); 290 Tom Winn (Morecambe); 275 Jack Brooks (Didsbury),
Anthony Harwood (Blackburn); 270 Josh Morton (Huddersfield); 260 Mike
Harrington (Mottram Hall), Mark Duncalf (Formby).



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