Keenan finishes top of the pile

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PAUL Keenan has won the first major competition of the season at Towneley Golf Club.

The F.K. Pott Trophy has been awarded to the player who has come top of the league placings after rounds played over the winter period.

Keenan’s points total of 365 took the plaudits.

Runner-up was former captain Anthony Hargreaves with 360, while Gary Turner (357) finished third, and the evergreen veteran Jimmy Robertshank was fourth with 56.

The last round of the competition was held at the weekend, with scratch player Andrew Westwell’s excellent gross score of 63 earning him 43 points to come top of the pile - Gary Chadwick’s 42 earning runners-up spot.

Nearest the pin awards went to Petee Jackson and Lenny Ingham at holes six and 17 respectively.

The previous week, Keenan’s exceptional gross 64 earned him 47 points to finish top of the pile ahead of Danny Turner (46) and Scot Ian Ponton, with his best-ever tally of 45, in third.

Nearest the pin awards went to David Robertson at the sixth hole, and vice captain Mick Bradshaw at the 17th.