Lewis win drama; Golf northawest.
The Prenton plus one player denied his Cheshire team-mate James Murphy, who returned the best afternoon card of fourunder-par 68.
Lewis matched that score in a flawless first round of four birdies, but he lost his momentum as he bogeyed the first two holes in the next round.
He added another at the ninth before birdies at the 14th and last for a 74.
DETAILS: 141 Craig Lewis (Prenton) 68 73; 142 James Murphy (Shrigley Hall) 74 68; 144 Adam Perfect (Royal Winchester) 74 70; 145 Andrew Palmer (Chorley) 71 74; 146 Stephen Hindle (Ellesmere) 74 72, Alex Hogben (Ringway) 73 73, David Peel (Stockport) 72 74