It was a good weekend for two of Merseyside’s golf stars, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Waring, as they competed at the top of the leaderboard on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour respectively.

Southport’s own, Fleetwood, was looking for his first career victory on the PGA Tour at the CJ Cup in South Carolina. Unfortunately for the 31-year-old, it wasn’t to be as he finished tied fourth, and three off the eventual winner Rory McIlroy.

After a poor first round of 73 on Thursday, Fleetwood kicked into action to race up the leaderboard across the next two days shooting two 66s to put himself in contention on Sunday. A final round of 65 wasn’t enough to get the world number 24 his first win on US soil.

Speaking to the PGA Tour after his fourth round, Fleetwood said: “You have to let the game come to you, and let the results come, which they’ve sort of started to do, they’re drifting that way.”

Birkenhead-born Paul Waring also came up just short. Ranked 209th in the world, Waring came close to securing only his second DP World Tour title, finishing tied second and being pipped to the Mallorca Open by German Yannik Paul.

After rounds of 70, 66 and 68 the 37-year-old was in contention heading into the final day. A great Sunday round of 66 (-5) to finish was enough for Waring to set the clubhouse lead at -14. It wasn’t meant to be though as the German Paul sank a 15-foot birdie to claim the win beating Waring by one.