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1 Jul 2019
Home club professional Gareth Moore partnered by Steve Leather (9) had a convincing win at Hanging Heaton Golf Club with a fine 43 points, Moore with 3 birdies and Leather with 4 net birdies and no dropped shots. Going out first at 8 am Joe Lester of Bradley Park partnered by Hanging Heaton's Sam Wilcock (5) set the target at 39 points and this was not matched until Nigel Hirst and Mick McGrath (13) of Dewsbury District, teeing off at 1 pm, came in with another 39 with Moore and Leather on the same time winning with 43. There were three pairs on 38 points.
The Am-Am lead was set by Crosland Heath's Ian Wallis (6) and Steve Hitchenor (8) who returned a score of 39 points with a gross eagle for Wallis on the par 4 5th and a birdy at the same hole second time round. 2 ½ hours later Crow Nest Park's Mark Campbell (8) and his son Jacob (3) came in with the winning score of 42 points with 6 net birdies and no dropped shots. The last group out at 20 to 2 in the afternoon included the home club's President Andrew Snare (7) and Martin Scargill (9) who's 39 points gave them 4 the place on countback. Their playing partners Oliver Shaw (4) and Oliver Hague (11) of Crosland Heath and Bradley Hall secured second place with 40 points.
The relatively low scoring, with only 4 net eagles and a median score of 37 points, indicates quite difficult conditions. The course was quite dry after the wet weekend but the greens, which had been hollow tined and sanded the previous week, were rather slow and inconsistent. Play was over the summer course off the back tees with mats optional on the fairways. There was a cool swirling wind with light rain showers in the morning but also generally sunny all day.
The next Alliance is at Outlane Golf Club on Tuesday 19 March.