THE last Bowls Victoria State Event at South Gippsland level was played last Wednesday and Thursday.
Six teams of four ladies took to the Korumburra green after the previous day’s pennant games.
The morning matches saw Marj Pearson’s Leongatha/Foster ladies play last season’s winners in Nics McKenzie (Fish Creek), Jenny Miller (Loch & District) with Angie Hackett and Susie Symmons (Leongatha) with Nics’ team winning through to a semi-final.
The other morning match saw Trish McCormack’s Leongatha/Phillip Island combination against the San Remo/Inverloch team skipped by Janis Parks with Janis, Robyn, Cynthia and Jill going through to the second semi-final.
The semis were won by the defending champions led by Nics over the Tarwin Lower ladies Helen Shears, Sharryn Brown, Pat O’Donohue and Heather Marshall (skip) and the Korumburra girls Lena Harfield, Anne Lye, Francene Smethurst and Jo Lomagno (Skip) very excited to win over the San Remo/Inverloch ladies.
Thursday’s final was a great match to watch with the Burra ladies getting off to a great start.
Over the 18 ends played the scores were level at 3 all after five ends and 13 all after 16 ends with the composite team two shots up going into the last end.
Needing two shots to force an extra end, Joanna managed one going down 14 – 15, a great effort from a less experienced team.
Nics, Jenny Angie and Susie go on to the Strzelecki Finals in February. Nics has had a stellar season with wins in State Singles, State Triples, State Fours and Mixed Pairs.
Nics McKenzie leads four to regional finals