Delaney eagle seals success

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Bradley Hall professional Dave Delaney produced the best of the big finishes in Tuesday’s second Halifax, Huddersfield Alliance of the season at Meltham.

Delaney eagled the 18th when his second shot pitched past the pin and rolled back into the hole.

That helped him and partner Steve Sandie (5) run out clear winners in the pro-am section with 43 points.

Conditions were good with fast, receptive greens. A blustery easterly wind made things more difficult but didn’t stop the Bradley Hall pair compiling a run of four nett birdies from the 13th hole.

They were among nine pro-am partnerships in a poor total entry of 23 pairs.

There was a tie for second place on 40 points. Meltham pro Simon Race and Captain Andrew McGrath (13) finished their round with a nett eagle while Crosland Heath’s Rob Booth, who teamed up with Geoff Newton (8), had a birdie.

The home club dominated the am-am section with first place going to Mick Maude (3) and Richard Clark (16) on 42 points. Maude picked up 14 points in four holes with a gross eagle and three gross birdies.

David Law (6) and Maurice Ridgeway (12) beat Stephen Beetlestone (15) and Jim Little (17) for second place on a back nine count-back. Both combinations scored 40 points.

The locasl Alliance is taking three teams to the “National” Alliance at Marriott Worsley Park next Tuesday. The event is being run by the Manchester Alliance.

Officials are hoping for a much better entry than this week when the next Halifax-Huddersfield event takes place at Dewsbury on Tuesday, October 18.

Pro-am: 1, D.Delaney Pro & S.Sandie 5 (Bradley Hall) 43; 2, S.Race Pro & A.McGrath 13 (Meltham) 40; 2, R.Booth Pro & G.Newton 8 (Crosland Heath) 40; 4, J.Ward Pro & F.Barron 3 Dewsbury 37; 4, N.P.Hirst Pro & J.Binns 5 Dewsbury 37; 6, J.Lester Pro & O.Shaw 6 (Bradley Park/Crosland Heath) 36; 7, R.Lambert Pro & E.Pearson 17 (Crosland Heath) 35; 8, T.Wild Pro & L.Pilkington 1 (Bradley Park/Crosland Heath) 34; 9, J.Fish Pro & R.Wood 20 (Meltham) 33.

Am-am: 1, M.Maude 3 & R.Clark 16 (Meltham) 42; 2, D.Law 6 & M.Ridgeway 12 Meltham 40; 3, S,Beetlestone 15 & J.Little 17 Meltham 40; 4, A.Schnacke plus 2 & J.Morton plus 1 Ind.Huddersfield 38; 4, N.Paxman 7 & T.Baier 13 (Meltham) 38; 6, R.Johnson 17 & J.Crosland 10 (Meltham) 35; 6, T.Anderson 17 & P.Ducket 19 (Meltham) 35; 8, K.Waddington 20 & A.Mansaf 10 (Bradley Park) 34; 8, R.Wimpenny 12 & S.Whitham 13 (Crosland Heath) 34; 10, C.Holmes 7 & B.Barrett 12 (Meltham) 33; 11, J.Smith 14 & E.Doherty 13 (Outlane/Longley Park) 31; 11, M.Clowery 13 & M.Galway 13 (Longley Park) 31; 11, B.Minto 11 & R.Tolson 11 (Hanging Heaton) 31; 14, R.Badrock 14 & C.Burton 11 (Elland) 29.