Snainton’s Wells chasing victory in Manchester Open

SNAINTON’S John Wells was in a tie for the lead after the first round of the Manchester Open at Marriott Worsley Park.

Twelve players were within two shots of top spot in a tightly-contested event.

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Wells, Pike Fold’s Grant Hamerton and Abergele’s Stuart Runcie all shot three-under-par 69.

Hamerton finished his round in style by birdieing the last four holes.