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Hourquebie Has One Hundred Reasons To Smile

Last season's Club Novice Champion Francis Hourquebie has won the Men's Handicap 100 Up Event.

Last night, in an entertaining final, Hourquebie started with a 38-shot advantage and managed to hold on 100-98 in a thrilling finish.

Former winner Adrian Durrant made early inroads into the deficit, but Francis held his nerve and steadied in the middle stages.

Along the way the champion eliminated John Percival (103-97) and David Mortley (103-72) in sectional play.

In post-sectional play he overcame Ray Miles (101-94) before receiving a walkover from Joe Cunnignham in the Semi Final.

Handicapper Mike Smith was universally commended for his efforts in assessing the field. prior to the event