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Beverley does a top ‘Jobb’ to win Lady Captain’s Prize

BEVERLEY Jobb claimed Joan Cathcart’s Lady Captain’s Prize at Fintona Golf Club on Saturday after recording an impressive 44 points.

Runner-up Diane Moffett was also in fine form, returning 41 points to finish four points ahead of third placed Catriona Donnelly, while Jobb and Moffett also claimed the nearest the pin and longest drive accolades.

Meanwhile, on the men’s front, it is clear from the last number of competitions that the more difficult course set up is certainly favouring the lower handicappers. The course is in great condition. The Fane Valley open last Wednesday was won by Conor Corry with a fine 41 points from Paul Ward and Arnold Jobb, both with 40.

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Peter McGinn won the gross with 29, the seniors was won by Paul McGread on 38 and the nines were won by Damien McMahon and Dermot McCallan with 22 and 21 respectively. Thanks to Fane Valley for their sponsorship through captain Ian.

The Mill’s Oil Q5 on Sunday threw up some excellent scoring with Cathal Moore coming out on top with 66 nett which included an albatross 2 on the par 5 15th. He only beat Adrian McGinn into second on count back. Christy Fisher came third with 67 and Paul Kelly had 69 to finish 4th. Elton Clogherty qualifies because Christy Fisher had already qualified in an earlier round.

Open Week starts this Wednesday with JJ Donnelly and Sons competition and runs right through until Saturday 17 August, closing with the TC Autos competition, sponsored by the Maguire family. All these competitions are available on BRS for booking. Please not that the Daly’s Hardware competition, due to be played this Sunday 11 August has been cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday 4 September.

Please note that football shirts must not be worn on the course. This rule has been in vogue for many years but has been slipping a bit recently.

We would like to offer the condolences of the captain, council and fellow members of Fintona Golf Club to Christy Fisher and his extended family on the recent death of his father.

Meanwhile the Club PRO has issued the following statement regarding competition prizegiving functions.

“ There were four presentations last Friday night and the turnout of prizewinners was pathetic. Our sponsors support us year on year and it’s not good enough to simply not turn  up.

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“Surely you can get someone to deputise for you if you can’t make it. I’m hearing that this ongoing problem will be addressed soon.”

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