Stawell and Lake Bolac move ahead of pack | Grampians Bowls Division

FOCUSED: Stawell's Rita Pyke in action during the 2016-17 Grampians Bowls Division season. Picture: Peter Pickering
FOCUSED: Stawell's Rita Pyke in action during the 2016-17 Grampians Bowls Division season. Picture: Peter Pickering

Lake Bolac and Stawell are the two undefeated teams after the second round of the Grampians Bowls Division midweek competition on Monday.

The Lakers knocked off Aradale 83 shots to 44 in a one-sided match where the visitors won all three rinks.

Karen Gleeson got the visitors off to a strong start against Pam Wright to win the first rink 32-10.

Judith Aldous continued the winning ways of her team, doubling Sandra Tew’s score of 14 to put the overall honours beyond doubt for Aradale.

Judy Veale was last up for Lake Bolac and made it a perfect result after she finished her rink ahead of Jackie Bishop in the narrowest margin of the match 23-20.

The win moved the Lakers to the top of the rankings with 22 points and a shot differential of 67.

Stawell also joined them on 22 points after a dominant performance against Ararat VRI Red where they won two of the three rinks in the 68 shots to 60 win.

Stawell’s Angela Hodgetts faced off against Di Taylor in the first rink in a competitive clash.

Hodgetts was able to grind out the win thanks to some precision bowling towards the end of the match to claim the 23-17 victory.

In the second rink it was Lorna Neil up against Rita Pyke.

Neil started well for VRI Red and looked dominant early in the match as Pyke was unable to match her on the scoreboard.

Pyke was unable to bridge the gap, as she went down to Neil 16 shots to 30 to make it one rink each going into the third and final match-up. 

The last rink was between Stawell’s Ellen Werry and Sharolyn Rattray to decide the overall winner.

Werry proved to be too good, as she went on to record a 29-13 win to ensure her team left with 10 of the 12 available points on offer.

Chalambar also got on the winners list after it finished with 10 points against Ararat.

Karen Brennan got Chalambar off to a winning start after she accounted for Marg Robertson 24 shots to 20.

Bev Morrison made it two wins from two rinks for the team when she was able to hold off Nancy Pfeiffer with a 29 shots to 14 victory.

In the final rink, Ararat’s Rose Dowd defeated Colleen Wilkinson to give her team two points from the round.

In the final match of the round it was Stawell Golf claiming maximum points against Ararat VRI Green.

Stawell Golf’s Dulcie Molan accounted for Noelene Fratin by two shots while teammate Annette Dwyer also had a close match, winning against Noelle McDonald 25 shots to 22.

The last rink was another close result with Dawn Blackman holding off Irene Helmich 22-19 to give her team the 78 shots to 70 victory.

Round three will be played on Monday.