Manchester Report & Results
2016 Hulbert Trophy 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 Hulbert Trophy at Manchester Golf Club.
Carroll back in top spot
JOHN Carroll returned to the scene of former glory when he regained pole position the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit after finishing third in the Hulbert Trophy at Manchester.
The Huyton & Prescot plus one player won the Lancashire County Championship at the Middleton club in 2011 but on this occasion bragging rights went to Mottram Hall’s Michael Harrington who compiled rounds of 68 and 71 for a five-under-par total containing nine birdies all told.
Carroll, a shot adrift, conceded second spot on countback to county team-mate Paul McFerran, from Warrington.
Northenden’s Sam Prince, defending the title, finished sixth to move into second place in the table 30 points off the pace.
LEADING SCORES: 139 Michael Harrington (Mottram Hall) 68 71; 140 Paul McFerran (Warrington) 73 67, John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot) 68 72; 143 Thomas Winn (Morecambe) 75 68; 144 Ciaran Doherty (Bury) 72 72; 145 Sam Prince (Northenden) 73 72, J Higgins (Pike Fold) 72 73; 146 Matthew Kay (Manchester) 72 74; 147 Lewis Boyle (Pleasington) 73 74; 148 Cameron Massey (Wallasey) 77 71, Tom Rowland (Helsby) 72 76; 149 Ben Crompton (Manchester) 77 72
ORDER OF MERIT: 460pts John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 430 Sam Prince (Northenden); 425 Tom Dolan (Heswall); 195 Richie Blundell (Hillside); 190 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park), Mark Duncalf (Formby); 175 Joe Brice (Manchester), 150 Paul Kinnear (Formby), Oliver Clarke (Hillside).