Prestbury Report & Results
2017 Prestbury Open 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 Prestbury Open at Prestbury Golf Club.
Doherty moves into top spot
CIARAN Doherty leap-frogged to the top the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit, which he won four years ago, after finishing third in the Prestbury Open.
The Bury player moved 20 points in front of long-time leader Cameron Massey, from Northenden, with seven events remaining.
Mere’s Jon Beesley topped the leaderboard with rounds of 70 and 69, which featured nine birdies all told as he denied host club player Thomas Kirton by a shot.
LEADING SCORES: 139 Jon Beesley (Mere) 70 69; 140 Thomas Kirton (Prestbury) 75 65, Ciaran Doherty (Bury) 69 71; 141 James Newton (Prestbury) 71 70; 145 Chris Chilton (High Legh Park) 72 73; 147 Daniel Lloyd (Wrexham) 72 75; 148 Ollie Tovee (Macclesfield) 75 73, Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale) 75 73; 149 Alex Baguley (Ashton-on-Mersey) 75 74, Gary Spann (Stand) 73 76; 150 Daniel Ince (Heswall) 77 73, Thomas Kirkman (Golf International De Lacanau).
ORDER OF MERIT: 580pts Ciaran Doherty (Bury); 560 Cameron Massey (Northenden); 430 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 395 Tom Dolan (Heswall), Chris Chilton (High Legh Park); 355 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 335 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 325 Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale); 280 Jon Beesley (Mere); 275 Jack Brooks (Didsbury); 270 Rhys Nevin Wharton (Sandiway); 250 Michael Hunt (Pleasington).