Mixed bag for female Jackaroos

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Day two has been a mixed bag of results for Australia’s female Jackaroos as Natasha Scott (nee van Eldik) and Carla Odgers join Rebecca van Asch as early departures from the women’s singles at the $140,000 2014 Australian Open – while Kelsey Cotterell, Lindsey Clarke, Claire Turley and Karen Murphy move through to the third round. Australian Jackaroo and title hopeful Carla Odgers has joined her pairs partner Rebecca van Asch on the exit list as she suffered a shock defeat to Noelene Dutton in their second round match. Dutton, from Queensland’s Club Kawana, secured a 21-20 win over Odgers in just over two hours; as yet another Jackaroo is booted out of this year’s event. While Odgers was able to draw ahead to lead 20-19 on the 22 nd end, Dutton secured the final two shots required for victory. Dutton will now take on Jackaroo Claire Turley who defeated Gaylene Elsworthy 21-12. Turley, who has only very recently returned to the game after giving birth to her four-week old daughter, took 72 minutes to defeat Tasmanian Elsworthy, who will now focus on the four other events she has qualified for this week. Natasha Scott’s 17-21 defeat at the hands of Dawn Hayman has made things easier for Australian A squad member and former Scottish international Kay Moran who is set to play the winner of that match in the third round. Moran, a women’s pairs champion from 2011, took only an hour to secure her 21-3 win over Queensland bowler Debbie Farley in a commanding performance that was over almost as soon as it began. Moran stormed home from 9-3 to win the last six ends, earning her berth in the third round where she will face Dawn Hayman who defeated Australian Jackaroo Natasha Scott 21-17 in just under an hour-and-a-half. Hayman stifled what looked to be a Scott fight back throughout the middle to secure victory in 23 ends. Scott will now turn her focus to the women’s pairs starting tomorrow morning. Young South Australian Renee McPharlin, profiled on BATV yesterday has also lost her second round match. McPharlin, a member of Australia’s Development squad set to take on New Zealand in next month’s Trans Tasman series was beaten 12-21 by Natalie Noronha, herself a well credentialed youngster. Noronha had a slow start, going down 0-4 after only two ends but quickly recovered to get out to a 13-7 lead. From here it was mostly smooth sailing for the young NSW bowler, finishing out the win in an hour and fifteen minutes. It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Australia’s national players with some good results to well known names. A pre-tournment favourite, 2009 Champion Kelsey Cottrell has continued through to the third round after a 21-5 win over Sandy Talbot. Losing only four ends on her way to victory, Cottrell bowled two full counts to wrap up her 16 shot win in only fifteen ends. The holder of four Australian Open titles (2013 pairs, 2012 triples, 2011 triples and 2009 singles) Cottrell is a good chance to take home some silverware come the business end of the tournament. Cottrell’s next opponent is Malaysian star Emma Saroji who recorded a 21-15 win over Ellen Ryan. Jackaroos captain Lynsey Clarke’s quest to add a second Australian Open women’s singles title to her trophy cabinet remains on track as she registered a 21-13 win over Selina Goddard. While the match had a close start, Clarke asserted her dominance and was never challenged once she got a good lead. She will now face Yarra Glen’s Jennylyn Tirant who advanced with a 21-14 win over Tara Ferrier. Joining Cottrell and Clarke in the third round is Karen Murphy, looking to finally secure an Australian Open women’s singles title, after her 21-17 defeat of Victorian Jody Nevill. The third round of women’s singles action begins at 1:30pm Tuesday, February 18 at Darebin International Sport Centre. Article provided to bowlsaustralia.com.au by Skye McTavish Caption: Natasha Scott has reason to look upset after dropping out of the blue-ribbon women’s singles