Hayden’s boys bag triples gold
Hayden Vogler added triples gold to his tally of junior state titles at Musgrave Hill this evening. A lunar eclipse wasn’t the only sight amazing onlookers on the Gold Coast this evening, with spectators at Musgrave Hill missing the celestial showpiece as they marveled at Hayden Vogler’s side hammering out a second state title in as many days.
Vogler, who skipped his team to fours gold at Broadbeach yesterday, was back in action today and top of his game as he guided Jake Rynne and Bryce Litfin to the triples title at Musgrave Hill.
The trio defeated Mitchell Weier, Aymee Bellert and Tiffany Murray in the final, surviving a late revival from Murray’s side to clinch the title, 18-15.
“It’s amazing, two state titles in two days, I can’t believe it,” said an exhausted but elated Vogler.
“The boys were great, especially Jake, he carried us for a lot of the game.
“I probably had to do a little bit more than in the fours final, I had to make a few more shots, but the boys did most of the work.”
Vogler’s praise was spot on, with 10-year-old Rynne the star of the final.
In fact, the Dalby dynamo has been one of the standout performers at this year’s championships.
Despite playing five consecutive games, in wind, rain and shine, the North Dalby lead was fired up for his second final of the championships, with his radar perfectly tuned for the title clash.
“Ryno was great in the final,” Litfin agreed after the match.
“He’s carried us all day with some great bowls.”
Even Queensland state coach Bill Cornehls had praise for Rynne’s efforts.
“He’s been playing well and has been pretty consistent throughout the championships so far,” said Cornehls, who is at the championships with other selectors to pick Queensland’s junior state squad for 2014.
“He’s only young, but he’s been going good over the last few days.”
It had looked like a whitewash was on the cards in the final, with Vogler’s boys racing out to a 13-1 lead after just six ends.
By the 13th they were up 18-6 and everybody was expecting an early end to proceedings.
But to their credit, Murray’s side never gave up and as the sun set and the green slowed down, they started to string some scores together.
In fact, they kept their opponents scoreless for the last five ends, clocking up 3-2-1-1-2. But they left their run a little too late and Vogler’s boys took the title, 18-15.
Singles sectional play gets underway at Broadbeach and Musgrave Hill bowls clubs tomorrow.
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