Argent-Bowden headlines state singles finals day
Talented youngster Kate Argent-Bowden was the headline act of the final day of the 2021 Sports Centre state singles at Holdfast Bay today, taking out the ladies’ title at the age of just 15.
Argent-Bowden, who hails from Angaston, started the day with a win over Beverly Gericke in the quarter finals, before scoring a narrow victory over Sandy Wallace (Adelaide) in their semi-final.
This saw her book a clash with Renata Callisto (Goolwa) in the final.
Callisto earlier in the day defeated Laini McGorman (Adelaide) in the quarter finals, before defeating Yvonne Kelly (Mallala) in the semis to move into the decider.
Callisto dominated early proceedings, before Argent-Bowden clawed her way back into the contest to level the scores at 24 apiece, leaving both players needing just one shot for victory.
The up and coming youngster was able to deliver when it mattered most, clinching the one shot required to claim victory, to become the youngest ever winner of the title.
The men’s final saw Garry Smith (Laura) put together a strong performance to defeat Damon Edmunds (Holdfast Bay).
Smith defeated Scott Colvill (Somerton) in the quarter finals, before beating Steve Grant (Hawthorn) in the semis.
Edmunds’ path to the finals saw him defeat Tyson Wilson (Grange) in the quarter finals, before getting past clubmate Matthew Northcott in a tough semi-final encounter.
Bowls SA thanks event sponsor Sports Centre, along with Holdfast Bay for hosting the big day of finals, and all other clubs who hosted matches during the men’s and ladies’ competitions.
You can check out the full results from todays matches here.