Evans’ bright start in Nest victory

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Regular Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance winner Gareth Evans came up trumps again at yesterday’s Meltham event.

The Crow Nest Park player scored the bulk of the points on the front nine and his clubmate Steve Aldeugeur (12) did likewise on the back nine for a winning 44 points in the pro-am section.

It was a similar story for Crosland Heath’s Toby Garrett and Paul Crosse (12), who were just one point back on 43.

Crosland Heath’s Rob Booth and Geoff Newton (7) came next with 40 points.

Scoring was even better in the am-am section with Dewsbury’s Adam Crum (1) and Jordan Hammond (9) carding 47 points to win from Neil Paxman (8) and Tony Baier (13) of Meltham on 46 and James Dix (5) and Graham Thornton (20) of West End on 45.

The front nine was played to the temporary greens with oversize holes due to the overnight frost and all holes were played from the winter tees.

Most of the winning scores came from the later tee times, maybe helped by the softer conditions.

Drizzle in the morning was followed by a sunny spell after lunchtime and then light rain for most of the afternoon.

The easiest hole was the first with two gross and 11 nett eagles and a net albatross by Crosland Heath’s Michael Illingworth.

The much shortened par five seventh produced three gross and four nett eagles and in total there were 36 four pointers or better.

The next Alliance is at Halifax Bradley Hall on Tuesday, March 22.

Scores - pro-am: 1, G.Evans Pro & A.Aldeugur 12 (Crow Nest Park) 44; 2, T.Garrett Pro & P.Crosse 12 Crosland Heath 43; 3, R.Booth Pro & G.Newton 7 (Crosland Heath) 40; 4, T.Wild Pro & L.Pilkington 1 (Bradley Park) 37; 5, A.Durie Pro & R.Jennison 8 (Woodsome Hall/Elland) 36; 5, N.P.Hirst Pro & J.Binns 4 (Dewsbury) 36; 7, R.Lambert Pro & R.Burns 15 (Crosland Heath) 34; 7, D.Arber Pro & D.Turton 14 (West End) 34; 9, J.Lester Pro & O.Shaw 5 (Bradley Park/Crosland Heath) 33; 9, J.Fish Pro & J.Hemmings 13 (Meltham) 33.

Am-am: 1, A.Crum 1 & J.Hammond 9 Dewsbury 47; 2, N.Paxman 8 & T.Baier 13 (Meltham) 46; 3, J.Dix 5 & G.Thornton 20 (West End) 45; 4, P.Bramall 11 & P.Kelly 15 (Meltham) 45; 5, D.Law 5 & M.Illingworth 13 Meltham/Crosland Heath 45; 6, J.Kenny 13 & M.Bradley 15 Elland 44; 7, P.Reynolds 13 & D.Knapton 12 Outlane 43; 7, K.Harrop 9 & D.Harrison 14 Bradley Park 43; 9, P.Sellen 13 & D.Barnet 6 Ind Huddersfield 42; 9, N.Sutton 9 & N.Hirst 12 (Outlane) 42; 9 T.Hunt 2 & T.Irving 14 (Meltham) 42; 12, R.C.Clark 14 & G.McMahon 6 (Meltham) 41; 12, A.Young 13 & J.Stanley 20 (Dewsbury) 41; 12, B.Oldroyd 11 & M.Eagle 9 (Dewsbury) 41; 12, J.Crosland 8 & C.Holmes 6 (Meltham) 41; 16, N.Jolly 16 & S.Dent 14 (Dewsbury) 40; 16, C.L’estrange 12 & R.T.Owen 15 (Crosland Heath) 40; 16, J.Crosland 11 & M.Maude 4 (Meltham) 40; 16, M.Campbell 8 & J.Campbell 5 (Crow Nest Park) 40; 16, I.Hunter 7 & K.Woodford 14 (Hanging Heaton40; 16, P.Walker 6 & S.McKenzie 8 (Meltham) 40; 16, D.Hartley 1 & H.Summers 11 (Dewsbury) 40; 23, M.Russell 19 & E.Pearson 19 (Crosland Heath) 39; 23, B.Seamore 15 & C.Atkinson 12 (Crow Nest Park) 39; 23, M.Haigh 15 L.Dyson 14 (Crosland Heath) 39;

23, M.Dempsey 12 & P.Newey 14 (Ind Huddersfield) 39; 27, R.P.Johnstone 13 & D.Oldham 11 (Meltham) 38; 27, S.Hopkinson 6 & A.Whitworth 1 (Bradley Hall) 38; 29, D.Taylor 14 S.Dar 17 (Outlane) 37; 29, M.Waddington 12 & K.Waddington 20 (Bradley Park) 37; 29, M.O’Hara 6 & B.Martin 9 (Bradley Park) 37; 32, P.Ford 18 & E.Waring 17 (Outlane) 36; 32, M.Walker 16 & L.Ainley 19 (Outlane) 36; 32, R.T.Williams 13 & R.Pearson 18 (Bradley Park) 36; 32, R.Wimpenny 11 & S.Whitham 11 (Crosland Heath) 36; 32, S.Hobson 10 & D.Northcliffe 19 (Crow Nest Park) 36; 32, R.Atterwell 10 & A.Smith 17 (Ryburn) 36; 32, P.Heywood 9 & K.Bruce 18 (Marsden) 36; 32, A.Stringer 9 & P.Smith 19 (Bradley Park) 36; 32, S.Hitchenor 8 & A.Wallis 9 Crosland Heath 36; 32, S.Campbell 7 & A.Hirst 11 Meltham 36; 42, G.Gower17 & B.Cooper 17 (West End) 35; 42, A.Mellor 13 & J.Smith 14 (Outlane) 35; 42, D.Mallinson 11 D.Ellwood 20 (Marsden) 35; 45 R.Wilson 16 & K.Puckering 13 (Outlane) 34; 45, P.Donlon 16 & S.Ruttle 17 Outlane 34; 45, B.Workman 13 & G.Hollingdarake 8 Bradley Park 34; 45, E.Casper 10 & J.Morris 20 (Outlane) 34; 49, P.Ledgard 16 & D.Gibson 15 (Dewsbury) 33; 50, T.Hirst 14 & P.Pitchforth 13 Bradley Hall 32; 51, K.Booth 12 & A.Kendall 20 (Longley Park) 30; 51, M.Bullas 11 & D.Ford 20 (Crosland Heath) 30; 53, D.Nickolson 14 & S.Newcombe 15 (Elland) 27.