Jane's liking first place!

PUBLISHED: 09:30 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:36 15 June 2010

JANE DIXON has been fed up coming second. Throughout the golfing season at Lyme this year, Jane, handicap 13, has found herself in a constant runner-up position.

JANE DIXON has been fed up coming second. Throughout the golfing season at Lyme this year, Jane, handicap 13, has found herself in a constant runner-up position, including three club trophies. Last Thursday, in the monthly medal, her run ended. She firmly took over the No 1 place.Even then her win was slow in arriving. In poor weather, she set off with a string of five bogeys but on the sixth - the most difficult hole on the course - she made an immaculate par and followed that with another on the par five next. She reached the turn in 39 shots. Her second half came good on the 166-yard par three 13th when she sent a five wood to within six feet. "I really concentrated on the putt, as I knew there was money at stake," said Jane, "but it just lipped out". Not disheartened, Jane parred the par five next and then on the 16th - the second most difficult hole - she had a perfect drive, another good five wood to the edge of the green, a chip with a seven iron and a four foot putt for par. Her winning score was 90 (13) 77. "I was so pleased to get away from my run of seconds," said Jane,"it's much nicer being first!" Elizabeth Thompson took second with a nett 78 on countback from Sally Stratton.Gill Madill won Division 2 with a nett 76, followed two shots behind by Rhoda Elwick and Lesley Jellman in third place. Division 3 was won by Glenys Philips with a nett 80. Peggy Frew took second on countback from Linda Deem, both with nett 86.And Jane is hoping that continues. Last week she won the seventh knock-out singles match against competitors throughout the West Country to earn a place at the national finals of the Glenmuir Trophy at the prestigious Belfry next April. Mike Betteridge took the monthly Seniors' Stableford with 35 points, two ahead of Mike Warren. Third was John Burden with 32. Brian Bellars had his first win in Division 2 with 32 points followed by Peter Hurst with 31 and Tony Slater with 30.


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