Australia’s Joyce Lindores chalked up her second win from three starts at the World Champion of Champions today (25/11) after accounting for Holland’s Sashia Schaft in convincing fashion.
The former Scottish superstar proved too strong for the world number 18 during a polished performance on the lightning fast Norfolk Island greens to register an 11-3, 11-6 win.
The news wasn’t as positive for world number seven Aron Sherriff, however, with the Australian young gun dropping consecutive matches to Scotland’s Allister Reid and South Africa’s Wayne Perry to slip to 2-2.
Having succumbed to Malaysia’s Zuraini Kahlid thanks to an unkind wick yesterday, Lindores immediately bounced back with a commanding victory this morning and now sits in third place in her section.
"I changed bowls for today’s match against Sashia after finding my normal set of woods were being blown all over the place in yesterday’s wild winds," Lindores said.
"I’m happy to be two and one after three in a field like this, although the big test comes tomorrow when I play Carmen Anderson – these are her greens."
A little further afield and Australia’s Claire Duke and Anthony Kiepe have both stormed their way through to tomorrow’s semi-finals (26/11) at the Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships in Kuala Lumpur.
Needing to defeat New Zealand’s Mandy Boyd in her final pool game to advance through the group rounds, Duke edged her way past the Kiwi in a tie-breaker before disposing of Fiji’s Sheryl Mar in brutal fashion to set up a clash with Hong Kong’s Tammy Tham.
Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships results:
Women’s singles (Rd 6): Claire Duke (AUST) lt Nor Zafirah Md Nor (MAL) 4-7, 13-7, 0-6
Women’s singles (Rd 7): Claire Duke (AUST) bt Mandy Boyd (NZ) 11-7, 5-6, 4-1
Women’s singles (QFs): Claire Duke (AUST) bt Sheryl Mar (FIJI) 9-6, 14-0
Men’s singles (Rd 7): Anthony Kiepe (AUST) bt Emman Portacio (PHI) 10-7, 12-4
Men’s singles (QFs): Anthony Kiepe (AUST) bt Mohammad Raja (IND) 10-3, 9-8
Mixed pairs (QFs): Claire Duke and Anthony Kiepe (AUST) bt Nor Shafeeqah Yahya and Hizlee Rais (MAL) 14-13
photos Janos Schmidt