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West End Golf Club Tuesday 30 October 2018.
Remarkable scoring by the home club professional Darren Arber produced a winning score of 46 points with his partner Mick Holroyde (9), Darren's first Alliance win since 2014. Darren had 8 birdies and Mick contributed 2 net birdies and a fine net eagle at the long par 4 ninth hole. Continuing his run of a prize in every Alliance this season in 2nd place was James Ward partnered by Jonathan Binns (4) of Dewsbury District on 43 points.
An unbeatable score of 46 points was recorded by early starters Oliver Shaw (4) and Oliver Hague (11) of Crosland Heath and Bradley Hall who shared the scoring equally to record 9 net birdies and a net eagle for Hague on the 14th. For most of the day the next places were held by scores of 41 until they were replaced from the last few groups. 2nd place eventually went to the winners of the previous Alliance Mike Dempsey (11) and Pete Newey (17), Independent Fixby, with 44 points which included 8 net birdies and 3rd place was taken by the Crow Nest Park pairing of Steve Hobson (9) and Ian Clarke (17) on 43 points.
The West End course has had a few changes since last year, notably the new ditch and pond short of the green on the par 5 seventh hole. The course was in fine condition and the greens were true and quite fast for late October and play was from the back tees. It was a quite cold day with a light breeze and fine until mid afternoon when light rail started falling.