Women’s fours final set to erupt
Dominate displays in the women’s fours draw has seen a tantalising final booked for this afternoon at the $140,000 Australian Open. Bowls Australia wildcard entrants Anne Johns, Rebecca Van Asch, Kelsey Cottrell and Lynsey Clarke have advanced their position in this year’s draw with a convincing 18-7 win over NSW’s representatives Lauren Shaw, Ashleigh (Kate) Davis, Jasmin Kew and this year’s Australian Open Under-18 runner up Molly Wilton. The advancement in the draw sees the dream Australian Open campaign align for Australian Jackaroo’s captain Lynsey Clarke, having now secured final appearances in all three main events at this year’s tournament, booking berths into the women’s singles, pairs and fours championship deciders. Clarke’s suite will line up against Mt. Gravatt Bowls Club representatives Cathy Lewis, Glenys Read, Debbie Logan and Christine Baxter. Baxter’s brigade will be gunning for Clarke’s crew after they accounted for Western Australia’s Laura Merz, Chloe Stewart, Rechelle Cole and Kristina Krstic, 19-6. Baxter skipped her ensemble through their semi-finals berth in firm fashion, picking up multiple ends of three, with consistent ends of one and two counts to advance their placing into this year’s Australian Open final showdown. Catch all the finals action from the women’s fours from 12pm today at the Darebin International Sports Centre, or through Bowls Australia’s free live streaming at http://bowlsaustralia.com.au/Media/Australian-Open-live-streaming . Story provided by Courtney McKenna for bowlsaustralia.com.au. Caption: Anne Johns remains alive in the women’s fours and singles disciplines.