Golf: Fisher enjoys second Open qualifying win

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DAVID FISHER, the English amateur strokeplay champion, won an Open regional qualifying competition for the second year running yesterday.

The 21-year-old from Stoke Poges won by one stroke at South Herts, where last year he equalled the amateur course record with a 67. Fisher scored a four-under-par 68 this time and he will be hope to maintain that form in the 36-hole final qualifying on Sunday and Monday.

Food poisoning prevented Shane O'Grady from playing a practice round at Lanark but the Dubliner showed no ill-effects, winning by a stroke with a two- under-par 68.

George Ryall returned a three- under-par 67 to win at Blackwell, while at North Hants the 41-year-old Australian Michael Cahill, who was 10th in the 1978 Open and is only in Britain on holiday, came second with a 69.