Formby Report & Results

2017 Formby Hare 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 Formby Hare at Formby Golf Club.

It’s Towndrow at the double

ENGLAND international Sean Towndrow enjoyed a double celebration when he won the Formby Hare in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit and the Lancashire Links Trophy, a 72-hole competition combined with his home club Southport & Ainsdale and spread over the weekend.

He finished fourth on the first day but stepped up a gear on the next with rounds of 72 and 70, two-under-par all told, to deny West Lancs player James Rooney on countback.

His performance hoisted him to the top of the aggregate scoring in the World Amateur Golf Ranking event in which Towndrow’s clubmates James Holland, who won the S&A Trophy, and Daniel Creaney claiming second and third spots.

Meanwhile, there’s a four-way at the top of the Order of Merit featuring Towndrow, Holland, Northenden’s Cameron Massie and Nelson’s Curtis Clarkin.


LEADING SCORES: 142 Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale) 72 70, James Rooney (West Lancs) 71 71; 148 Alex McAuley (Mount Murray) 74 74; 149 George Holland (Southport & Ainsdale) 78 71; 150 Callum Blackhorn (Leigh) 73 77; 151 Paul Lowey (Rowany) 75 76; 152 Harvey Talarczyk (Royal Lytham) 78 74, Phil Sargent (Haydock Park) 76 76, Calum Hey (Shipley) 75 77, Anthony Stirling (Formby) 75 77, Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park) 74 78, Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale) 73 79.


ORDER OF MERIT: 210 Cameron Massie (Northenden), Curtis Clarkin (Nelson), James Holland (Southport & Ainsdale), Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale); 200 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 170 Steven Capper (Caldy); 150 Ciaran Doherty (Bury); 145 Callum Blinkhorn (Southport & Ainsdale); 115 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 100 James Rooney (West Lancs); 85 Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale); 75 Christopher Chilton (High Legh Park).

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