WARRINGTON’S Phil Archer displayed his intent on retaining his Manchester and District Golf Alliance Order of Merit title.

In tough playing conditions on the opening day of the new winter season at Romiley Golf Club, the Poulton Park professional enjoyed a double win.

Archer cruised to victory in the individual professional’s competition, posting four-under-par for a score of 40 points to finish three clear of Ashton-on-Mersey’s Ollie Smith.

He then partnered with David Heathcote to win the pro-am section, with the Fairfield man adding a further four points.