Dewsbury success for West End pair

Actions from the Hx/Hudds Union matchplay quarter finals at Bradley Hall Golf Club.'Pictured is Aaron Schnacke from Huddersfield

Actions from the Hx/Hudds Union matchplay quarter finals at Bradley Hall Golf Club.'Pictured is Aaron Schnacke from Huddersfield

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Workmates Aaron Schnacke and Rob Turner are a pretty potent combination when they play golf together.

The West End pair, who teed off 80 minutes after a speculative entry request, took the am-am honours in the second Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance of the season at Dewsbury on Thursday.

The duo scored 42 points to pip Ryburn’s Ray Attiwell (10) and Andrew Smith (17) on countback.

Turner, who plays off six, is the head greenkeeper at West End. Schnacke, whose plus two handicap illustrates his status as one of the top amateurs in the area, also works on the greens staff at the Norton Tower club.

The pair each scored on nine holes with Schnacke’s eagle on the par four 15th the highlight until they came to the short last.

It was the final tee shot from Schnacke, who heads to Askham Bryan College in York this week in the quest for a green keeping qualification, which earned them the honours.

Turner said: “He almost had a hole in one. He hit a little wedge and the ball rolled back to 18 inches. That birdie won it for us.”

The next Alliance is at West End on Tuesday, October 27 but Turner reckons that while Schnacke may take part, he will be a doubtful starer due to work commitments.

Tom Wild of Bradley Park and Oliver Shaw (5) of Crosland Heath won the pro-am with 43 points, one ahead of Dave Astin and Tony Tighe (14) of Elland.

The early starters, which included both pro-am prize winners, had a few showers to contend with but conditions became dryer and sunnier.

The course was soft and the receptive greens were reasonably fast.

Other eagles or nett eagles came from Wild, Tighe James Ward, Attiwell, Jonathan Binns, Dave Knapton, Phil Sellen, Dave Oldham, Nigel Nuttall, Trevor Williams, Mark Rooney and Mick Haigh.

The next Alliance is at West End Golf Club on Tuesday, 27 October.

Pro-am: 1, T.Wild Pro & O.Shaw 5 (Bradley Park/Crosland Heath) 43; 2, D.Astin Pro & A.Tighe 14 (Elland) 42; 3, J.Ward Pro & D.Hartley 1 (Dewsbury) 41; 3, G.Evans Pro & N.Day 8 (Crow Nest Park) 41; 5, D.Delaney Pro & S.Sandie 5 (Bradley Hall) 40; 6, T.Pollard Pro & M.Appleyard 6 (Bradley Hall) 39; 7, R.Booth Pro & J.Brooks 10 (Crosland Heath) 38; 7, J.Fish Pro & T.Hunt 2 (Meltham) 38; 7, J.Pearcey Pro & H.Timmons 20 (Ind Huddersfield) 38; 10, Josh Lester Pro & L.Pilkington 1 (Bradley Park) 37; 10, S.Race Pro & D.Utasi 17 (Meltham) 37; 12, N.P.Hirst Pro & R.Towler 8 (Dewsbury) 35; 13 A.Durie Pro & T.Parker 20 (Ind. Woodsome) 30.

Am-am: 1 A.Schnacke plus 2 & R.Turner 6 (West End) 42; 2, R.Attiwell 10 & A.Smith 17 (Ryburn) 42; 3 F.Barron 2 & J.Binns 4 (Dewsbury) 41; 4, A.Hirst 14 & K.Ellis 15 (Bradley Hall) 40; 4, D.Hallas 10 & D.McMahon 6 (Meltham) 40; 6, R.P.Johnstone 13 & D.Oldham 11 (Meltham) 39; 6, D.Knapton 12 & P.Reynolds 13 (Outlane) 39; 6, M.Dempsey 12 & P.Sellen 13 (Ind.Huddersfield) 39; 6, G.Hollingdrake 8 & G.Moffat 14 (Bradley Park) 39; 10, N.Hirst 12 & N.Nuttall 5 (Outlane) 38; 10, P.Heywood 9 & K.Beaumont 13 (Marsden) 38; 12, B.Kaye 5 & L.Pickup 7 (Bradley Park) 37; 12, A.Crum 1 & C.Smallpage 5 Dewsbury 37; 14, M.Russell 19 & E.Pearson 19 (Crosland Heath) 36; 14, C.Mowl 2 & M.Campbell 8 (Crow Nest Park) 36; 14, C.Gaunt 1 & J.Main 17 (Dewsbury) 36; 17, T.Sheard 15 & A.Henderson 17 Outlane 35; 17, K.Booth 13 & A.Kendal 20 (Longley Park) 35; 17, R.T.Williams 13 & D.Ford 20 (Crosland Heath) 35; 17, M.Rooney 10 & M.Wood 11 (Crow Nest Park) 35; 21, K.Puckering 13 & R.Wilson 16 (Outlane) 34; 21, G.Procter 10 & P.Marsland 14 (Crosland Heath) 34; 21, C.Burton 9 & R.Badrock 14 (Castlefields) 34; 21, N.Paxman 8 & T.Baier 13 (Meltham) 34; 25, R.Pearson 18 & P.Kinghorn 18 (Bradley Park) 33; 25, L.Dyson 14 & M.Haigh 15 (Crosland Heath) 33; 25, A.Mellor 13 & G.Quinn 19 (Outlane) 33; 28, P.Murphy 18 & M.Ellis 13 (Dewsbury) 32; 29, J.Smith 14 & M.Clowery 12 (Outlane/Longley Park) 31; 29, M.Galway 12 & B.Keenan 13 (Longley Park) 31; 29, E.Casper 10 & J.Morris 20 (Outlane) 31; 32, D.Harrison 14 & R.Johnson 17 (Bradley Park/Meltham) 30; 32, A.Holmes 8 & P.Wilding 16 (Meltham) 30; 32, T.Gerrard 7 & J.Broadbent 12 (Halifax) 30; 35, D.Phare 18 & B.Sharp 20 (Outlane) 29; 36, I.Pearson 20 & H.Bailey 17 (Dewsbury) 26; 37, R.Horsfall 13 & R.T.Owen 15 (Crosland Heath) 21.