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Sale rule the roost on home soil

SALE Golf Club were given superb leadership by their Captain and Lady Captain as they dominated the leader board in the annual Alliance Mixed BB Stableford staged at their club for the Hancock Trophy.

There were early celebrations as Marple pro Gary Brown holed his tee shot on the 201-yard par three third hole to supply plenty of amber nectar at the 19th hole.

But it was not enough to get him in the prizes in the pro am section as three pairs were locked on 41 points.

Cynthia Hammond, David Moore, John Down (Alliance President) Maria Walmsley and Mike Stewart


The count-back went in favour of home pro Mike Stewart and his partner the Sale Lady Captain Maria Walmsley which was Mike’s first win in the Alliance since he became the Sale professional 25 years ago.


Next in were Lymm’s Graham Cox and Lottie Makin ahead of Ringway’s David Brunton and Deb Quealey.

But the stars of the day were Sale Captain David Moore and Cynthia Hammond who posted a superb 44 poiints to win the am am section and the coveted Hancock Trophy.

They finished five points clear of Blackley’s Darren Tickle and Lisa Liddle who won a cpo from the ever unlucky Jimmy O’Reilly and Fran Jukes of Swinton Park.




Gary Brown (third left celebrates his ace with playing partners Jenny Peachy


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