It’s tight at the top as Massey regains lead in Ashton Trophy
NORTHENDEN’S Cameron Massey leapfrogged Bury rival Ciaran Doherty to regain the high ground in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit after finishing third in the Ashton Trophy at St Annes Old Links. With two events to play, only 10 points separate the pair whose remaining
challengers are Tom Dolan, from Heswall, and Nelson’s Curtis Clarkson, who are on 545 points.
Meanwhile, Ben Sardo crossed over the border from Yorkshire into Lancashire to win the Ashton Trophy reduced to one round due to heavy rain, The Moor Allerton scratch man returned a three-under-par 69 featuring five birdies, including two at the end of the round, as he finished a shot ahead of Royal Lytham’s Callan Barrow
LEADING SCORES: 69 Ben Sardo (Moor Allerton); 70 Callan Barrow (Royal
Lytham); 72 Cameron Massey (Northenden); 73 Thomas Winn (Morecambe); 74
James Rooney (West Lancs), Gareth Bradley (Bramhall); 75 Jacob Oakley
(Styal), Michael Verity (Burnham Beeches), Gary Melling (Crompton & Royton);
76 Jack Suttie (Denton), Daniel Rowley (Shipley), Harry Borland (Lancaster)
ORDER OF MERIT: 765pts Cameron Massey (Northenden); 755 Ciaran Doherty
(Bury); 545 Tom Dolan (Heswall), Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 430 John Carroll
(Huyton & Prescot); 395 Chris Chilton (High Legh Park); 350 Jack Brooks
(Didsbury); 345 Mark Ashworth (Clitheroe); 335 Ian Kenwright (Haydock
Park); 330 Jon Beesley (Mere); 325 Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale);
270 Rhys Nevin Wharton (Sandiway).