Southport & Ainsdale Report & Results
2017 S&A Bowl 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 S&A Bowl at Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club.
Holland bowls them over
JAMES Holland homed in on his maiden Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit title when he won the Southport & Ainsdale Bowl thanks to a brace of 71s.
The two handicapper accumulated seven birdies all told to return a two-under total and was the only player to beat par on a testing day.
Former winner John Carroll, from Huyton on Prescot, was runner-up two shots back as five host club players featured in the top 12.
LEADING SCORES: 142 James Holland (S&A) 71 71; 144 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot) 70 74; 146 Daniel Creaney (S&A) 75 71; 148 Sean Towndrow (S&A) 79 69, George Holland (S&A) 77 81, Robert Noon (Mount Murray) 72 76; 149 Ben Bernamont (The Warwickshire) 75 74, Calum Hey (Shipley) 74 75, Curtis Clarkin (Nelson) 72 77; 150 Reece Cranfield (Wigan) 78 72, Greg McIlroy (S&A) 76 74; 151 Nicholas Peoples (Royal Lytham & St Annes) 76 75.
ORDER OF MERIT: 210 Cameron Massie (Northenden), Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); 200 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 170 Steven Capper (Caldy); 150 Ciaran Doherty (Bury), James Holland (Southport & Ainsdale); 100 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 95 Callum Blinkhorn (Southport & Ainsdale); 75 Christopher Chilton (High Legh Park), Jack Brooks (Didsbury), Jamie Kinsley-Wilson (St Annes Old Links), Daniel Creaney (Southport & Ainsdale).