Southport & Ainsdale Report & Results
2016 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.
Kenwright bowls them over
IAN Kenwright gave himself a perfect boost in preparation for his defence of the Lancashire County Championship at Ormskirk later this month when he won the Southport & Ainsdale Bowl.
The Haydock Park plus three ranked player also collected his first points of the season in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit to move into a three-way share of third place.
He opened with a two-over 74 but stormed back with four birdies in a 68 to post a level par total, two shots ahead of second place West Lancs youngster James Rooney.
Meanwhile, Kenwright’s Lancashire team-mate John Carroll, from Huyton & Prescot, who finished third, took pole position in the merit race to lead Heswall’s Tom Dolan by 35 points.
LEADING SCORES: 142 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park) 74 68; 144 James Rooney (West Lancs) 74 70; 145 John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot) 76 69; 148 Tim Ford (Woolton) 77 71; 149 Aaron Harper (Bolton Old Links) 78 71, Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway) 72 77; 150 Daniel Croft (Huyton & Prescot) 75 75, G Harris (Formby) 75 75, David Peel (Stockport) 74 76, Mark Duncalf (Formby) 72 78; 151 Curtis Clarkin (Nelson) 77 74, T Cooper (Bolton) 77 74.
ORDER OF MERIT: 235pts John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 200 Tom Dolan (Heswall); 150 Paul Kinnear (Formby), Richie Blundell (Hillside), Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park); 135 Tom Ford (Woolton); 125 Aaron Harper (Bolton Old Links); 100 Joe Bryce (Manchester), Gareth Bradley (Bramhall), James Rooney (West Lancs); 50 Sam Prince (Northenden).