John receiving end of year $1,000 winner prize voucher from ACT-M DGA captain Jim Jackson at Fairbairn Golf Club yesterday, following the final event the district championships

Report from Richard Bance

The final event in the ACT Monaro DGA OOM has concluded at Fairbairn Golf Club.  With a few notables like David Howard, Josh Armstrong and Jordan Ayre missing from the final event, all of who are in great form, it made for an interesting last days play to see who would take out the event.
As it turned out, the top 4 positions ended up being quite congested, with John Fitzgerald sneaking past early front runner, Stefan Tuionetoa, with a solid 5th place to win the Order Merit. John had a late surge getting top points in his previous two outings.
Josh Reid stormed home out of nowhere with top points in the final event to overtake Kris Cole at the final hurdle by the narrowest of margins for 3rd place.

Final table

2017 final