Merz wins maiden singles title
Mosman Park Masters Singles wrap Manning’s Laura Merz has broken through to claim her maiden singles title winning the prestigious Key Choice Mosman Park Master Singles. Having established herself as a regular in the WA State team Merz was absolutely thrilled to have claimed the title adding to her ever expanding bowls resume which includes a 2016 State Pairs championship.
The 25 year old who was the youngest competitor in the field played the oldest in 89yo Gloria Bell (pictured below with Laura) from Kwinana in the opening round winning 25-4. That victory spurred her on to defeat another five players to claim the title. Merz toughest test came in the quarter final where she defeated past winner and former Australia representative and Hall of Famer Roma Dunn (Dudley Park) 25-24, after which she won her semi-final defeating Pauline Bourne (Sorrento) 25-13 and finally she defeated renowned singles exponent Bev Baker (Mosman Park) 25-19 in a great final. Bev had earlier defeated Jenny Parker (Northam) 25-21 to make the final.
Thankyou once again to tournament sponsors Key Choice along with the many volunteers involved who helped with a capacity field of players. Congratulations to Laura Merz and the other finalists and we look forward to seeing another strong field in 2019.
Main Photo: Laura Merz – Masters Singles Champion
Mosman Park Masters Singles Results courtesy of Perth Pennants
Contribution by Lisa Featherby – Mosman Park Bowling Club