National Under 18 heads in to finals day.
Every Qld team member in with a medal shout. Day Three bought more joy as Queensland’s good form continued. After dispatching SA 7-1 on Tuesday, the young Kookaburras were pumped up for their match with Tasmania.
Braidan Leese is chasing gold after beating his Tasmanian singles counterpart, Michael Sims, 21-18. The Under 18 boys Australian squad member underlined his prowess on the greens with a third victory in three games during the sectional play.
April Wilson set about early on to stake her claim for a singles medal by beating Aquis Jones 21-5. This victory gives her the chance of a bronze medal as she faces Ellen Ryan of NSW in today’s finals.
Wilson is also in the action for the pairs bronze with Taleah Putney, results elsewhere going their way after a battling tournament could lead to a satisfying medal for the new pair.
A keenly contested round against Tasmania in the girls fours ended with a thrilling 16-15 victory, which means Queensland face home team WA in the battle for third. Connie-Leigh Rixon, Taleah Putney, Rikki-Lee Kemp and Kali Visentin again showed great teamwork can produce winning results.
More claims for bronze lie with the boys fours as Steven Savage, Cohen Litfin, Brendan Wilson and Nic Gosley aim to bring home a medal.
But there was less joy for the boys triples as Liftin, Wilson and Gosley narrowly went down 15-13. This leaves the boys playing the ACT in the 5th/6th place play-off.
The boys pairs will also miss out on medal contention as they play NT for the wooden spoon. Leese and Savage were well beaten by the Tasmanian duo of Josh Appleyard and Michael Sims.
A last round victory for the girls triples, 17-13, was not enough to see them home. A tough few days for Rixon, Kemp and Visentin, but this great experience will be a positive for future tournaments.
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