Putting big broom to use

February 21, 2018

Kyabram third Margaret Cox directs her skipper.

Shepparton Golf's Ken Cooper caresses his bowl towards the surface.

Shepparton Golf skipper Marlene Beecroft prepares to bowl.

Robert Anset steadies his arm before delivering a bowl for Kyabram.

Kyabram claimed a clean sweep of rinks yesterday to book its ticket to the division two midweek pennant grand final.

Shepparton Golf proved no match for its fellow Goulburn Valley Bowls Division heavyweight, losing 0-59 to 16-74 at Shepparton Park.

Judy Wright (26-22), Jill Barrett (26-18) and Terri Thomson (22-19) did the damage for Kyabram, in the process earning their team a week off.

The Golfers face a cutthroat preliminary final against Mooroopna after the latter snuck past Avenel.

The elimination final went right down to the wire, but a 34-17 triumph to Marilyn Jones was enough for Mooroopna to taste success 13-73 to 3-69.

●Shepparton Park is in prime position to claim a fourth top tier title in as many seasons after defeating Seymour 14-79 to 2-63.

Seymour defeated the reigning champions in both of the sides’ encounters during the regular season, but the Parkers stepped up the intensity at Kyabram to qualify directly for the big dance.

Shepparton Golf will look to meet their rivals in the decider with a win against Seymour next week.

The Golfers defeated Mooroopna Golf 15-71 to 1-50 thanks to rink wins for Jo Crowe (27-14) and Kathy McPherson (24-16).

● Shepparton RSL will have to claim the division three title the hard way after falling to Seymour in the qualifying final.

The final margin was just three shots when the dust settled, with rink wins to Lorraine Nicholls (23-18) and Sharon Newby (27-21) not enough for the Rissoles in the 4-67 to 12-70 loss.

East Shepparton’s performance was comprehensive in the knockout final, brushing past Murchison 16-81 to 0-60.

●Mooroopna Golf Two pulled off a thrilling one-shot victory against Merrigum in division four.

The Golfers had Maree Mellino’s rink of Des Sleeth (third), Susan Smith (second) and David Bates (lead) largely to thank for the 14-69 to 2-68 win, with Christine O’Halloran (24-20) also tasting success to help her side into the grand final.

There will be no fairytale decider for the club though, with Golf Three losing to Euroa in the elimination fixture.

The Magpies claimed a 15-71 to 1-59 win to keep their season alive.

●Dookie is one win away from a division five premiership after comfortably taking care of Nagambie.

Glenda Exton had a 30-11 rink win to spearhead the qualifying final triumph, while Marg Feldtmann’s rink provided great support with a 24-20 victory of its own.

The Lakers will face Mooroopna next week after the latter defeated Seymour 12-48 to 2-40.

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