STEVE Parry won the Cheshire and North Wales Open at Northop Country Park after a two-hole play-off against Heswall’s Jason Dransfield.

The pair were deadlocked on six-under-par 66, but the North West Golf Academy professional had the final say.

“I got off to a perfect start with five birdies on the front nine and two on the home stretch but spoiled my run with a bogey at the penultimate hole,” he said.

“I’ve been playing well lately and I’ve plenty of confidence which leaves me in good shape for the PGA North Region Championship at Pleasington.”

Leading scores: 66 – Jason Dransfield (Heswall), Steve Parry (North West Golf Academy/Hart Common); 68 – Rhodri Fieldhouse (Clays); 70 – Jamie Howarth (Davenport), Garry Houston (Carden Park); 72 – Mark Pilkington (Porthmadog), Jason Shufflebotham (Denbigh); 73 – Phil Archer (Poulton Park), Oliver Pantoja (Ashton-on-Mersey), Matthew Dunbabin (Sandiway), Ioan Jones (Abersoch), Michael Jones (Royal Liverpool), Scott Howarth (Davenport).