Booth shares West End honours

Halifax Huddersfield Golf Alliance event at Elland Golf Club'Robert Booth from Halifax Bradley Hall GC
Halifax Huddersfield Golf Alliance event at Elland Golf Club'Robert Booth from Halifax Bradley Hall GC
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Bradley Hall players past and present were prominent in the third Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance meeting of the season at West End yesterday.

Rob Booth, the Holywell Green club’s former junior organiser and now playing in the paid ranks out of Crosland Heath, shared the pro-am honours with partner Paul Crosse (13) at the head of a tightly-packed leader board.

They finished level on 41 points with Stadium Golf’s Lee Shepherd and A Petrikas (14).

In the am-am section, Bradley Hall’s Richard Popps (20) and Joe Lowson (6) played a stunning first nine, highlighted by Popps’ nett eagle two on the 360-yard fifth.

They notched 24 stableford points going out but only accrued 18 coming back and had to settle for third place on countback after three pairs had scored 42 points.

The winners were the father and son combination of Brian and Scott Minto, who play off 11 and four respectively, from outpost club Hanging Heaton.

Their success had all the hallmarks of a well-planned raid. They are rare Alliance entrants but play the Norton Tower course well.

Darren Arber, professional at yesterday’s host club and this winter’s Alliance president, said the Mintos regularly plundered prizes at West End’s open week.

The Hanging Heaton pair were among the first of the 60 combinations to tee off at 7.50am, making the most of the pleasant sunshine.

As forecast, the weather took a turn for the worse in mid-afternoon but threequarters of the field had completed their rounds by then.

Sandwiched between the Mintos and the Bradley Hall duo in the final am-am reckoning were Alliance official Trevor Williams (12) and David Ford (20) from Crosland Heath.

Williams had a four-pointer on the 400-yard 14th but he and Ford only managed one point on the last and that proved costly when the honours were decided on a back nine countback.

The next event is at Outlane on Tuesday, November 11.

Scores - Pro am: 1, R.Booth Pro & P.Crosse 13 Crosland Heath 41 pts; 1, L.Shepherd Pro & A.Petrikas 14 Std Golf/Dewsbury 41: 3, N.P.Hirst Pro & C.Smallpage 5 Dewsbury 40; 3, S.Race Pro & I.Saxton 6 Meltham 40; 3, R.Stansfield Pro & G.Ward 6 Bradley Park 40; 3, J.Lester Pro & L.Pilkington 2 Crosland Heath 40: 7 G.Moore Pro & P.Ratcliffe 5 Hanging Heaton 39; 7, A.Cryer Pro & J.Gumbley 6 Hebden Bridge 39; 9, N.Reeves Pro & M.Birkitt Scr Todmorden/Stadium 38;

9, A.Walker Pro & A.Schnacke +2 Ind Huddersafield 38; 11, T.Wild Pro & O.Shaw 5 Bradley Park/Crosland Heath 37; 11, J.Ward Pro & D.Hartley Scr Dewsbury 37; 11, T.Pollard Pro & S.Sandie 5 Bradley Hall 37; 14, R.Lambert Pro & R.Gledhill 15 Crosland Heath 35; 15, D.Delaney Pro & C.McFadzean 4 Bradley Hall 34; 16, D.Arber Pro & M.Clegg 16 West End 33; 16, G.Evans Pro & M.Campbell 7 Crow Nest Park 33.

Am-am: 1, S.Minto 4 & B.Minto 11 Hanging Heaton 42; 2, R.T.Williams 12 & D.Ford 20 Crosland Heath 42; 3 R.Popps 20 & J.Lowson 6 Bradley Hall 42; 4, M.Dempsey 11 & T.Wormald 20 Ind. Huddersfield/Bradley Hall 41; 5, M.Russell 19 & E.Pearson 19 Crosland Heath 39; 6, R.Badrock 15 & M.Wilson 20 Castlefields 38; 6, A.Hollingworth 13 & D.McAuliffe 19 Crow Nest Park 38; 6, M.Powell 13 & R.Stimpson 12 West End 38; 6, S.Campbell 6 & M.Maude 5 Meltham 38; 6, J.Fish 5 & T.Hunt 4 Meltham 38; 11, J.P.Ford 18 & D.Taylor 14 Outlane 37; 11, L.Dyson 14 & M.Haigh 14 Crosland Heath 37; 11, T.Gerrard 6 & J.Broadbent 12 Halifax 37; 14, A.Henderson 16 & T.Stead 13 Outlane 36; 14, C.L’Estrange 12 & R.Horsfall 13 Crosland Heath 36; 14, P.Hesselden 12 & C.Walker 16 Bradley Hall 36; 14, S.Smith 11 & S.Bowstead 16 Marsden 36; 14, G.Brazier 11 & D.Rollinson 12 West End 36; 14, M.Appleyard 6 & S.Hopkinson 6 Bradley Hall 36; 20, H.Bailey 16 & I.Pearson 20 Dewsbury 35; 20, S.Wilkinson 14 & K.Ellis 14 Bradley Hall 35; 20, G.Parker 12 & D.Deadman 10 Bradley Hall 35; 23, N.Paxman 8 & D.Campbell 5 Meltham 34; 23, D.Law 6 & J.Main 15 Meltham/Dewsbury 34; 25, R.Pearson 18 & B.Smith 15 Bradley Park 33; 25, A.Brown 18 & E.Doherty 13 Bradley Park 33; 25, B.Cooper 16 & H.Whitaker 20 West End 33; 25, G.Gower 15 & A.Calvert 7 West End 33; 25, P.Heywood 11 & K.Bruce 20 Marsden 33; 25, B.Cassidy 11 & M.Atkinson 12 Outlane 33; 25, M.Stephenson 11 & D.Hughes 11 Ind Huddersfield 33; 32, R.T.Owen 13 & S.Burns 5 Crosland Heath 32; 32, S.Whitham 12 & R.Wimpenny 12 Crosland Heath 32; 32, A.Wallis 8 & S.Hitchenor 8 Crosland Heath 32; 32, J.Crosland 8 G.McLean Scr Meltham 32; 36, K.Woolford 16 & I.Hunter 8 Hanging Heaton 30; 36, N.Hirst 11 & P.Walker 8 Outlane 30; 36, J.Lawton 6 & B.Ashton 11 Outlane 30; 39, J.Thompson 19 & D.Mackin 18 Longley Park/Outlane 29; 39, C.Jackson 13 & M.Ridgeway 10 Meltham 29; 39, D.Harrison 13 & P.Kinghorn 20 Bradley Park 29; 42, L.Campey 20 & P.Reynolds 13 Outlane 28; 43, D.Phare 18 & P.Lawton 16 Outlane 27.