Elation for South Australian Pairs as They Progress Further
A strong contingent of South Australian pairs has enjoyed wins during the first week at the 2023 Australian Open on the Gold Coast to make it through the sectionals into the knockouts that start this Saturday.
In the Women’s Pairs the Pathway and Emerging Jackaroo team of Kate Argent-Bowden (SA) (pictured) and Sophie Kurzman (VIC) were victorious over two Victorian pairs and another South Australian pair of Faye Anderson and Lea Modra to take their section. Their fours teammates Grace Moloney (SA) and Rebekah Lord (NSW) kept their record intact to also progress forward.
South Australian pair Rachel Krebbekx and dual 2023 Event and State Rep Player of the Year Laini McGorman who dropped one game but then comfortably moved through their section at McKenzie Park, have the potential of facing Sophie Kurzman and Kate Argent-Bowden, assuming both advance through their first round of the knockouts next week.
In the Men’s draw, the South Australian pair of David Prior and Tim Hicks moved through their sectionals unblemished with three wins out of three.
The South Australian team of Wayne Collins and 2023 Men’s Country Carnival Player of the Year Jono Voigt was solid in all three of their rounds at Tugun Bowls Club to beat their Queensland and Victorian opponents while David Aust and Lynton Modra, another South Australian pair, fought two tight early rounds to then win to secure their third round to progress through their section.
Five-time Australian open champion Nathan Pedersen and his teammate 2023 Men’s State Representative of the Year Nathan Black, both high profile South Australians in our bowls community, looked strong as they made it through their pool.
We send good vibes to all South Australians still standing as they enjoy the sunshine on the Gold Coast.