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Clear victory for Catriona on Lady President's Day at Fintona

Fintona Golf Club lady president, Diane Moffitt, had a great turnout of golfers for her big day. The clubhouse was looking great with plenty of beautiful floral arrangements and a table of fine prizes.

An abundance of home baking and refreshments started the day and then it was on to the golf course to endeavour to return a good scorecard for the prizes and a chance to get one’s name inscribed on the Lady President's Cup.

Dry weather and good scores were the order of the day. The course was in fine condition – all thanks due to Gerard and Davey. The ladies returned to the clubhouse that evening for a lovely dinner prepared by club caterer Tony and his staff.

Afterwards the lady president thanked her family, friends, fellow golfers and everyone involved in making her day a huge success and such a memorable occasion. Donations on the day were made to the Parkinson's charity.

In first place was a delighted Catriona Donnelly who carded an excellent 40 points – a lady who can always handle the big occasions well.  Catriona congratulated Diane on her great day, the beautiful prizes and her commitment to Fintona Golf Club in her role as lady p;resident this year.

The full list of winners are as follows: 1, Catriona Donnelly 40 pts, 2, Mary McAleer 38 pts, 3, Anna McNelis  37pts, Gross, Lorna Beattie  36pts c/b, and 4, Carmel Colgan 36pts. Past President; Margaret Rainey 31 pts c/b. Committee prize; Jo McNelis 32pts. Granny prize; Sylvia McClung 31 pts c/b. Front nine: Carmel McDermott 17 pts c/b;  Back nine; Audrey O' Hagan 16pts. Longest drive; Pat Quinn. Nearest the pin:  Carmel Colgan. Birdies: Joan Quinn and Sylvia McClung.

Winner of the nine hole competition was Eleanor Hetherington with 16 pts and in second place was Rose McNally with 13 pts. Winner of the juvenile competition was Ryan McNelis with 41 pts, six under par. The winner of the men's nine hole competition was Justin Kelly with 21 pts and in second place was Hugh Meenagh with 20 pts.

The Mixed Foursomes on Friday, September 8, was also kindly sponsored by lady president, Diane. The results are as follows: 1; Pat Quinn and Terry 29, 2; Catriona Donnelly and Pat 30 ¼, and 3; Dympna Franey and Jim 30 ½. Birdies: Amanda Moffitt and Arnold Jobb.

After the presentation there was entertainment with dancing to Sharon (After Dark) bringing Lady President Diane's day to a very enjoyable finish.

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