Home favourite Corey Wedlock secured top spot in section one of the men’s singles competition at the World Youth Bowls Championships in Australian city Gold Coast after winning his final round-robin match today.
Wedlock beat Scotland’s John Fleming 21-10 to finish on 30 points, three more than fellow Australian Aaron Teys who ended his round-robin campaign with a 21-5 victory over Botswana’s Carlos Tigere.
Teys went onto beat section two runner-up Sheldon Bagrie-Howley of New Zealand 21-13 in the elimination finals and will go onto face Wedlock in tomorrow’s semi-finals.
The other semi-final pits section two winner Daniel Salmon of Wales against Australia’s Nathan Pedersen, who defeated Ireland’s Aaron Tennant 21-11 in the other half of the elimination finals.
In the women’s singles, Australia’s Chloe Stewart finished first in section one despite suffering a 21-11 loss at the hands of compatriot Kristina Krstic.
Awaiting her in the penultimate round is Canada’s Pricilla Westlake who ensured third place in section one with a 21-17 win over Norfolk Island's Shae Wilson before defeating New Zealand’s Tayla Bruce 21-16 in the elimination finals.
Section two winner Ellen Ryan of Australia will meet Krstic in the other semi-final after the latter defeated Australia’s Tiffany Brodie 21-20 in the other half of the elimination finals.
Malta’s Connie Rixon and Australia’s Billy Johnson will face Scotland’s Claire Walker and Fleming in tomorrow’s mixed pairs final.
Rixon and Johnson overcame Ryan and Teys 22-19 in the semi-finals, while Walker and Fleming beat Krstic and Pedersen 16-14.
Both duos reached the semi-finals by coming through the elimination finals, with Rixon and Johnson defeating Bruce and Bagrie-Howley and Walker and Fleming proving too strong for Wales' Ysie White and Salmon in a 22-9 triumph.
Ryan and Teys had finished top of section one, while Krstic and Pedersen headed section two.