OLLIE Pantoja, of Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club, won the individual pro section in the latest Manchester Alliance event at Bramall Park.

He posted 42 points to hold off a strong challenge from Graham Cox (Lymm) and Martyn Hamer (Davyhulme Park), who tied on 41 in the event sponsored by Nick Cook of Williams BMW.

Hamer had a great partner in Davyhulme Park ex-captain Derrick Page, who helped him to 48 points to top the pro-am section, two more than Pantoja and Charlie Rodgers (Pike Fold) and Andy Palmer (Chorley) and Vinny Doyle (Leigh).

The previous week at Stand Golf Club, Accrington’s dynamic duo of Anthony Wilson and Phil Mayer set a new record by becoming the first pair from their club to win an Alliance competition.

They kept up their momentum with back-to-back wins posting 45 points to finish two clear of Martin Dwyer (Stamford) and Richard Margrove (Stand), who won a card play-off from Mick Holmes (Cheadle) and Andy Hall (Chorlton) in the am-am section.

The Alliance event scheduled for Vale Royal Abbey on March 13 has been switched to Chorley.