Crompton & Royton Report & Results
2016 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.
Smithies puts his to rivals to the sword
ROGER Smithies won the Royton Sword for the second time in four years in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit which he topped in 2002.
The former Lancashire County stalwart posted scores of 70 and 71 for a one-over-par total in testing conditions, dropping his only shot at the short 14th in the second round.
Smithies, from Manchester, prevailed by three strokes from Didsbury’s Jack Brooks who moved into fifth place in the ranking 235 points adrift of leader Tom Dolan, from Heswall.
LEADING SCORES: 141 Roger Smithies (Manchester) 70 71; 144 Jack Brooks (Didsbury) 71 73; 147 Max Rogers (Astbury) 73 74, Ben Crompton (Manchester) 69 78; 148 John Wilding (Heysham) 73 75; 150 Craig Fallows (Huyton & Prescot) 75 75, Paul Wilson (Woolstanton) 73 77; 151 Lewis Pownell (Fairfield) 76 75; 153 Matthew Bargh (Heysham) 74 79; 154 Kris Sutcliffe (Crompton & Royton) 80 74; 156 James Kempster (Bramhall) 78 78; 157 Andrew Fitzpatrick (Keighley) 80 77.
ORDER OF MERIT: 525pts Tom Dolan (Heswall); 505 Sam Prince (Northenden); 460 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 300 Joe Brice (Manchester); 290 Jack Brooks (Didsbury); 275 Mike Harrington (Mottram Hall); 260 Thomas Winn (Morecambe); 240 Paul McFerran (Warrington); 235 Anthony Harwood (Blackburn); 230 Richie Blundell (Hillside); 215 Paul Kinnear (Formby); 210 Mark Duncalf (Formby).