HOME favourite George Young stormed to victory in the Pendle Witch as Ciaran Doherty wrapped up the Northern Order of Merit title.

Clitheroe hosted the final round of the series last Sunday and it was Young, on his home course, who take the honours in his first order of merit fixture.

He was round in two 68s which included four birdies in each round to take a six shot success.

It was a Clitheroe one-two as Mark Ashworth took second spot following rounds of 72 and 70 which saw him finish sixth overall.

Doherty took third, a shot further back, and that was enough to secure the overall win as he won by 80 points ahead of Northenden's Cameron Massey.

East Lancashire's Curtis Clarkin was third overall after tied for 11th at Clitheroe.

The order of merit concluded with a double header as Bolton Old Links hosted the penultimate round on Saturday.

Former Lancashire champion Ian Kenwright won there with rounds of 73 and 68 leaving him two clear of the host club's Aaron Harper.

Clarkin was sixth, four shots off the victor and he completed a consistent weekend on Sunday to hold off the challenge of defending order of merit champion Tom Dolan (Heswall) in the race for third spot overall.

He tied with Blackburn's Anthony Harwood in the Pendle Witch after both players carded rounds of 77 and 75.

Further up the leaderboard Accrington's Chris Nuttall shot 72 and 73 to finish in fifth place while Tom Riley (Clitheroe) was five shots further back in a tie for seventh after rounds of 74 and 76 meaning three home players finished in the top seven.

Wilpshire's Ben Ewan was a shot further back in tenth.