Crompton & Royton Report & Results
2017 Royton Sword Report & Results
The Northern Order of Merit is a series of scratch open golf competitions held at courses throughout the North of England.
Below are the results from the Royton Sword at Crompton & Royton Golf Club.
Creaney’s sword play boosts title hopes
DANIEL Creaney moved into a share of third place in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit after winning the Royton Sword by a shot.
The plus two ranked Southport & Ainsdale player posted 73 and 67 for a level par aggregate, a bogey-free second round featuring a trio of birdies.
Prestbury’s Matthew Delany and Stephen Hargreaves, from Leasowe, were second and third respectively.
Meanwhile, there was no change at the top of the merit table with Northenden’s Cameron Massey maintaining his 180 points advantage over Nelson’s Curtis Clarkin.
LEADING SCORES: 140 Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale) 73 67; 141 Matthew Delany (Prestbury) 72 69, Stephen Hargreaves (Leasowe) 67 74; 142 Roger Smithies (Manchester) 67 75; 143 Jacob Greenhalgh (Bolton) 74 69, Luke Kelly (Ashton-under-Lyne) 71 72, Aiden Hoosen (Manchester) 71 72, Kris Sutcliffe (Crompton & Royton) 68 75; 144 Lewis Pownall (Fairfield) 69 75; 146 Martin Barnes (Crompton & Royton) 70 76; 147 Graeme Strachan (Bury) 73 74; 148 Matthew Kay (Manchester) 74 74.
ORDER OF MERIT: 485pts Cameron Massey (Northenden); 330 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 295 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot), Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale); 250 Tom Dolan (Heswall), Ciaran Doherty (Bury); 225 Jack Brooks (Didsbury); 210 James Holland (Southport & Ainsdale), Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale); 205 Calum Hey (Shipley); 190 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 180 Joe Brice (Ashton-under-Lyne).