Manchester and District Golf Alliance

Leo Feeney Trophy at Hazel Grove Sponsored by Steve Hamer of Titleist

Mersey pair retain the trophy

IN 2016 Ashton-on-Mersey professional Kris Andrews and his amateur partner Paul Brough won the Leo Feeney Trophy for the first time in their club’s history and Kris vowed that they would be back to retain the trophy in this year’s competition at the traditional host venue of Hazel Grove GC.

The weather was fine and the course in excellent condition which was reflected in a string of high scores posted in all sections.

The top individual pro prize was shared by Graham Cox (Lymm) and Andy Palmer (Chorley) with 43 points ahead of the 41-pointers from Dave Green (Dukinfield) and Tim Maxwell (Knutsford).

 

 Leon Feeney Trophy winners receive the trophy from Alliance President John Dowd

 

Cox made his a double success as he won the pro am section with Lee Warren (Northenden) with a huge haul of 48 points taking them clear of Martin Longshaw (Haigh Hall) and Daniel Moore (Haydock Park) who won a cpo on 45 points from Andy Palmer and his Bolton partner Keith Ashton (Bolton).

The am am section again saw the dynamic duo of Marcus Corfield (Swinton Park) and Dave Smith (Ellesmere once more top of the shop with 45 points ahead of Danny Fox and Steve Finan (Stamford) 42 and their club colleagues Brian Thomas and Russell Lodge 41.

But the sting came in the tail as the Leo Feeney Trophy can only be won by a pair from the same club and Kris Andrews and Paul Brough won a cpo on 44 points from Davenport’s Tony Stevens and Reuben Fielding to retain the trophy to join the White Cup in their trophy cabinet.

Alliance archivists are checking to see whether this is the first time that a pair has won the coveted trophy for a second successive year.

 Pro am winners with sponsor Steve Hamer

AmAm winners with Hazel Grove Captain Andy Vause

 

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