Yorkshire golf: Crow Nest's Gareth Evans and Steve Aldeugeur work in perfect harmony at Meltham GC

Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance

Halifax-Huddersfield Alliance

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CROW Nest pairing Gareth Evans and Steve Aldeugeur shared the workload on their way to victory in Halifax-Huddersfield's alliance meeting at Meltham.

Evans scored the bulk of the points on the front nine and Aldeugeur, 12-handicap, did likewise on the back nine for a winning total of 44pts.

Crosland Heath's Toby Garrett and Paul Crosse (12) dovetailed almost as impressively, but finished one point back on 43.

Best club professional was Rob Booth with Geoff Newton (7), of Crosland Heath, on 40.

Scoring was even better in the Am-Am with Dewsbury's Adam Crum (1) and Jordan Hammond (9) carding 47pts to win from Neil Paxman (8) and Tony Baier (13) of Meltham on 46, and James Dix (5) and Graham Thornton (20) of West End a point further adrift.

The front nine was played to the temporary greens with oversize holes due to the overnight frost and all holes were played from the winter tees.

Most of the winning scores came from the later tee times, maybe helped by the softer conditions. Drizzle in the morning was followed by a sunny period after lunchtime and then light rain for most of the afternoon.

The easiest hole was the first with two gross and 11 net eagles and a net albatross, the latter by Crosland Heath's Michael Illingworth.

The much shortened par-5 seventh produced three gross and four net eagles and in total there were 36 four-pointers or better.

The next Alliance is at Halifax Bradley Hall Golf Club on Tuesday, March 22.