Royal Birkdale Report & Results
2016 Birkdale Silver Goblet 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 Birkdale Silver Goblet at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
Morton makes his mark at Birkdale
JOSHUA Morton became another first time winner of a Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit event when he claimed the Birkdale Goblet in testing conditions on the course that will stage the Open Championship next year.
The Huddersfield man strung together rounds of 78 and 75 to take the honours but two shots from Gog Magog’s Nicholas Smits.
Meanwhile, Heswall’s Tom Dolan held on to his 120 point lead over Cheshire County teammate Sam Prince, from Northenden.
LEADING SCORES: 153 Joshua Morton (Huddersfield) 78 75; 155 Nicholas Smits (Gog Magog) 77 78; 156 Henry Tomlinson (Royal Lytham & St Annes) 79 77; Jack Shelley (Formby) 79 77, Anthony Stirling (Formby) 77 79, Ben Scott (Accrington) 76 80; 157 Ciaran Doherty (Bury) 76 81; 158 Andrew Day (Ferndown) 77 81; 159 James Reeson (Brampton) 81 78; 160 Michael Howard (Royal Birkdale) 76 84; 161 Scott McGregor (Wakefield) 80 81; G Harris (Formby) 79 82.
ORDER OF MERIT: 675ptsTom Dolan (Heswall); 555 Sam Prince (Northenden); 460 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 390 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 300 Joe Brice (Manchester); 290 Tom Winn (Morecambe); 275 Jack Brooks (Didsbury), Anthony Harwood (Blackburn); 270 Josh Morton (Huddersfield); 260 Mike Harrington (Mottram Hall), Mark Duncalf (Formby).