GOLF: Double glory puts Ciaran Doherty on top

Bury Times: Ciaran Doherty Ciaran Doherty

BURY golfer Ciaran Doherty enjoyed double success this week, following up victory in the Wilpshire Trophy by becoming the first winner of the East Lancashire Scratch Challenge Trophy.

The 24-year-old Lancashire player consolidated his lead in the Cleveland Srixon Northern Order of Merit after leading the Wilpshire Trophy from the start, carding a 67 in the first round and 66 in the second to finish on five under par.

He had two shots to spare over county team-mate Joe Brice, from Manchester.

Just a day later, the Sunnybank-based Bury Golf Club member performed well enough in the Antlers Trophy at Pleasington to claim the East Lancashire Scratch Challenge Trophy – awarded to the golfer with the best combined score over the two events.

Doherty, who holds a 190-point lead over Antlers Trophy winner Curtis Clarkin in the merit stakes, said: “I’ve hit a good run of form as I did around about the same time last year. It’s great to win two trophies in successive days.”

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