CHRIS Brandon won a card play-off to come out on top in the first round of Alderley Edge Golf Club men’s Hospital Trophy.

After a tight finish on 67 he nudged out Craig Aston, Michael Davies and Mike Harding in the play-off.

A cpo was also needed on 77 to see Sue Kendrick into top spot from Julie Ricketts in a medal for Edge’s lwomen.

Olwen Davies was a shot off the pace.

Meanwhile, a singles stableford at Styal saw division one topped by James Lowe with 38 points, two more than Mark Mynes and Andy Grundy, and in division two William Geddis led in with 33 points – two more than Brent Vose and cricket legend Dave Rice.

A Sunday stableford at Styal saw junior star Ryan Owen out on his own with 39 points, three clear of Iain Scott and Hayden Cook.

Styal ladies played the latest round of the Summer Cup with Pat Chadwick first past the post with 18 points from Gayle Blackburn 17.

The draws have been made for the Manchester and District Alliance’s Inter Club Knock Out competitions and the clubs involved will be looking to make the last 32 in round two.

The Mixed Foursomes for the Archie Preston Trophy involving local clubs is Davenport v Stamford, Lowes Park v Alderley Edge, Hale v Tytherington, High Legh Park v Wilmslow.

The Seniors matchplay has grown year on year since its inception and the draw includes Macclesfield v Worsley, Tytherington v Dunham Forest, Reddish Vale v Davenport, Styal v Helsby.