LAST week, six members of the West Gippsland Development Squad played off in the final of the Victorian Under 18 Open Triples 2015/2016.
This event was played as part of championship week at Clayton Bowling Club, on Wednesday, April 6.
The six members are Josh Kennedy (Traralgon), Patrick Lewis (Mirboo North) and Mat Leicester (Newborough), who all play for Yallourn BC and Hamish Beecroft Korumburra BC, Sarah Ashby Drouin BC and Jarrod Griggs Yarragon BC.
Some of the achievements of the West Gippsland Development Squad this season include having two players (Mat Leicester and Patrick Lewis) in the winning West Gippsland Division 2 Saturday Final won by Yallourn, a winner of the Yallourn Under 18 Club Singles Final (Patrick Lewis), a player chosen for the Victorian Under 18 Silver Squad (Patrick Lewis) and a player make the Semi Finals of the Under 18 Female Pairs (Sarah Ashby).
Both of the West Gippsland Triples teams progressed through to the final with wins in their quarter finals and semi finals in very wet and miserable conditions, setting up an all West Gippsland Development Squad final.
In the final, the Yallourn team was four shots down after 11 ends but managed to draw level after 14 ends.
The scores were again level after 16 ends but the Yallourn team managed to win the last two ends and win the final 18-14.
After the Final, all players were presented with medallions by Bowls Victoria representatives Doug Kneebone and Louise Morrison.
An all West Gippsland Development Squad final