Farlam runner-up in BDO International Open

BUXTON’S Lorraine Farlam was runner-up in the ladies singles of the BDO International Open, played at Pontins, Brean Sands.

Farlam, who defeated Pembrokeshire’s Julie Gore 3-1 in the last-four, eventually went down 4-1 to the in-form Deta Hedman in the final.

Farlam’s daughter, Josie Patterson, reached the last 16 in the main ladies draw and the semi-finals of the youth singles; in the latter she lost 3-0 to Sussex’s Joe Davis, despite hitting a 180 in the third leg of the match.