Having finished runner-up two years ago, 18 handicapper Andy Flynn went one better this year to win the highly popular Lakeland Open with a combined score of 78 stableford points in the two day competition that is played at Castle Hume and Enniskillen golf clubs.

Typically mixed weather made Sunday a more difficult day for the golfers but with both courses in excellent condition, big scores were anticipated.

Andy Flynn (18) lay in fourth place after day one with 38 points, which included three dings. On day two, he did not disappoint and set about attacking the front nine, with birdies on the par three third and sixth hole and five pars.

However with a ding on the seventh after finding the lough with a high wayward drive and a bogey on the ninth, Flynn’s game was threatening to slip away.

However, Flynn steadied the ship and did enough on the back nine to finish with a total of 40 points and lift first prize with a combined score of 78 points. Flynn must have had a sense of déjà vu after finishing with the same two scores (except reversed this time) two years earlier when he came second.

With an excellent 41 points score on day one at Castle Hume, big things were expected from one handicapper Danny Daly on day two. However the two tiered green of the first caught Daly out which resulted in a ding after he three putted the hole.

Things did not improve much to start with when he double bogeyed the par three third. However a marvellous eagle on the 458yrd par five fifth rescued his card when he landed his second shot to within two feet of the hole. Daly settled his game on the back nine to finish his round with a total of 34 points which also included two birdies, eight pars and four bogeys. With his 41 points from day one, Daly lifted second prize with 75 points.

Harry Thompson (9) in 16th place with 35 points after day one was determined to be in the winning mix come the end of the day when he started with a birdie on the first.

With five pars and three bogeys, Thompson finished the front nine with 21 points. With 18 points on the back nine which included one birdie, four pars for a final score of 39 points, Thompson lifted the thirrd prize on his better second day score with a combined score of 74 points. Also finishing with a combined score of 74 points was Castle Hume Captain Mark Browne (9). With 37 points from day one, Browne finished the second day with 38 points from his round that included two birdies, 10 pars and three bogeys.

The gross prize was won by Steven Craig (6) with 58 gross pts. The Castle Hume Daily prize was won by Robert Benson (23) with 39 points. Second prize was won by Joe Woods (19) with 38 points. The Enniskillen Daily prize was won by Davey Truesdale (13) with 39 points, with second prize going to Trevor Camley (16) with 38 points. The Team Prize of best combined score of two players, was won by Danny Daly, Richard Moore, and Joe Rafferty with 143 points.

In a very closely fought competition the Ladies, first prize was won on a better second day score by Anne Reihill (18) with 34 points and a combined score of 66 points. In second place, also with 66 points was Julie Blair (7). In third place was Patricia Durnien (20) with a combined score of 62 points. The Castle Hume Daily prize was won by Marian McGinnity (21) with 35 points. The Enniskillen Daily prize was won by Jackie Crawford (18) with 38 points.