CALUM Metcalfe homed in on the Pleasington Antlers to achieve his first
victory in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit, writes DAVID BIRTILL.
But the one handicapper nearly blew his chance when he double bogeyed the
His one-under-par 70, tagged to his opening 74, was still the best round of
the day as he denied former host club player Jack Brooks, from Didsbury, by
Warrington's Paul McFerran finished third on countback from fellow
Lancashire player Mark Ashworth, the county champion from Clitheroe.
Huyton & Prescot's John Carroll remains at the top of the rankings 30 points
ahead of reigning champion Sam Prince, from Northenden.
LEADING SCORES: 144 Calum Metcalfe (Pleasington) 74 70; 145 Jack Brooks
(Didsbury) 74 71; 146 Paul McFerran (Warrington) 73 73, Mark Ashworth
(Clitheroe) 71 75; 147 Mark Rabone (Southport & Ainsdale) 68 79; 148 Ben
Crompton (Manchester) 76 72, Anthony Harwood (Blackburn) 74 74; 150 Curtis
Clarkin (Nelson) 77 73; 151 Tim Ford (Woolton) 79 72, Jonathan Hurst
(Pleasington) 77 74, Sean Nicholls (Pleasington) 76 75, Daniel Croft (Huyton
& Prescot) 76 75.
ORDER OF MERIT: 460pts John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 430 Sam Prince
(Northenden); 425 Tom Dolan (Heswall); 300 Joe Brice (Manchester); 260 Mike
Harrington (Mottram Hall); 240 Thomas Winn (Morecambe); 235 Paul McFerran
(Warrington); 230 Anthony Harwood (Blackburn); 210 Paul Kinnear (Formby);
200 Mark Duncalf (Formby), Mark Ashworth (Clitheroe); 195 Richie Blundell
(Hillside); 190 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park), Calum Metcalfe (Pleasington)