HOME duo Salim Ladha and Frank Wrigley claimed the glory as the sun shone on Pleasington for the Spring Open Fourball.

Some 152 golfers from clubs across the north teed off for the first major event of the season at the course and Ladha and Wrigley were the men to come out on top with 44 points.

They were a point clear of Manchester Giolf Club pair Eric Whitworth and Greg Jones.

Another pairing from Greater Manchester, Denton GC’s Graham Pollit and Michael Griffin were third on a card play off and the scrutineers were also required to push Holdsworth and Denton’s Dave McDonald and Philip Rudkin into fourth spot.