IAN Kenwright gave himself a perfect boost in preparation for his defence of
the Lancashire County Championship at Ormskirk later this month when he won
the Southport & Ainsdale Bowl, writes DAVID BIRTILL.
The Haydock Park plus three ranked player also collected his first points of
the season in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit to move into a
three-way share of third place.
He opened with a two-over 74 but stormed back with four birdies in a 68 to
post a level par total, two shots ahead of second place West Lancs youngster
Meanwhile, Kenwright's Lancashire team-mate John Carroll, from
Huyton & Prescot, who finished third, took pole position in the merit race
to lead Heswall's Tom Dolan by 35 points.
LEADING SCORES: 142 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park) 74 68; 144 James Rooney
(West Lancs) 74 70; 145 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot) 76 69; 148 Tim Ford
(Woolton) 77 71; 149 Aaron Harper (Bolton Old Links) 78 71, Rhys
Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway) 72 77; 150 Daniel Croft (Huyton & Prescot) 75 75, G
Harris (Formby) 75 75, David Peel (Stockport) 74 76, Mark Duncalf (Formby)
72 78; 151 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson) 77 74, T Cooper (Bolton) 77 74.
ORDER OF MERIT: 235pts John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 200 Tom Dolan
(Heswall); 150 Paul Kinnear (Formby), Richie Blundell (Hillside), Ian
Kenwright (Haydock Park); 135 Tom Ford (Woolton); 125 Aaron Harper (Bolton
Old Links); 100 Joe Bryce (Manchester), Gareth Bradley (Bramhall), James
Rooney (West Lancs); 50 Sam Prince (Northenden).