Prestbury Open results
CIARAN Doherty leap-frogged to the top the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit, which he won four years ago, after finishing third in the Prestbury Open.
The Bury player moved 20 points in front of long-time leader Cameron Massey, from Northenden, with seven events remaining. Mere’s Jon Beesley topped the leaderboard with rounds of 70 and 69, which featured nine birdies all told as he denied host club player Thomas Kirton by a shot.
Held at Prestbury Golf Club on Macclesfield Road, and organised by Northern Golf Links, The Prestbury Open takes place each year and was this year graced with great weather on the course.
LEADING SCORES: 139 Jon Beesley (Mere) 70 69; 140 Thomas Kirton (Prestbury)
75 65, Ciaran Doherty (Bury) 69 71; 141 James Newton (Prestbury) 71 70; 145
Chris Chilton (High Legh Park) 72 73; 147 Daniel Lloyd (Wrexham) 72 75; 148
Ollie Tovee (Macclesfield) 75 73, Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale) 75
73; 149 Alex Baguley (Ashton-on-Mersey) 75 74, Gary Spann (Stand) 73 76; 150
Daniel Ince (Heswall) 77 73, Thomas Kirkman (Golf International De Lacanau).
ORDER OF MERIT: 580pts Ciaran Doherty (Bury); 560 Cameron Massey
(Northenden); 430 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 395 Tom Dolan (Heswall),
Chris Chilton (High Legh Park); 355 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 335 Ian
Kenwright (Haydock Park); 325 Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale); 280 Jon
Beesley (Mere); 275 Jack Brooks (Didsbury); 270 Rhys Nevin Wharton
(Sandiway); 250 Michael Hunt (Pleasington).