Wilpshire Report & Results

2016 Wilpshire 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 Wilpshire Trophy at Wilpshire Golf Club.

Harwood plays his cards right

ANTHONY Harwood won the Wilpshire Trophy to move into the top 12 in the Galvin Green Northern Order of Merit.

But it was a close call for the Blackburn man who denied Clitheroe’s Mark Ashworth, winner in 2011, and Lancashire County player Joe Brice from Manchester.

The trio each posted three-over-par totals of 143 but Harwood got the verdict thanks to a lower second round score of 70 which contained three birdies. Formby’s England player Paul Kinnear, who was defending his title, finished fourth, four off the pace.

Brice, meanwhile, moved into fourth place in the rankings, 160 points behind county team-mate John Carroll, from Huyton & Prescot.


LEADING SCORES: 143 Anthony Harwood (Blackburn) 73 70, Mark Ashworth (Clitheroe) 71 72, Joe Brice (Manchester) 71 72; 147 Paul Kinnear (Formby) 78 69, Steve McGlynn (Preston) 76 71, James Holt (Wilpshire) 74 73; 148 Tony Flanagan (Clitheroe) 75 73, Brett Lancstreth (Wilpshire) 73 75, Josh Ashton (Southport & Ainsdale) 71 77; 149 Gary Byrne (Clitheroe) 77 72, Lewis Boyle (Pleasington) 77 72, Mark Duncalf (Formby) 75 74.


ORDER OF MERIT: 460pts John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot); 430 Sam Prince (Northenden); 425 Tom Dolan (Heswall); 300 Joe Brice (Manchester); 260 Mike Harrington (Mottram Hall); 240 Thomas Winn (Morecambe); 210 Paul Kinnear (Formby); 200 Mark Duncalf (Formby) 195 Richie Blundell (Hillside); 190 Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park), Anthony Harwood (Blackburn); 160 Paul McFerran (Warrington).