Tassie in the hunt for GOLD!

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The Tasmanian Team has had a mostly successful day on the greens today winning through to the gold medal playoffs in 3 out of the 6 disciplines on offer and through to the bronze medal match in a fourth discipline.  Tasmania had an extremely tough section on paper with the likes of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
New Tasmanian Lee Schraner was the first Tassie through to the gold medal match to be played tomorrow morning at the South Burnie Bowls Club after winning all three of his sectional matches in hot form.  21-9 versus Scott Thulborn from South Australia, 21-11 versus New South Wales Aron Sherriff and then 21-10 over Anthony Kiepe for Queensland.  Schraner will now face former Victorian teammate Dylan Fisher in the blue ribbon final.  While defending champion Andrew Howie will play Sherriff in the bronze medal match.
It was then the men’s triples team that capped off Adam White’s 100th game for Tasmania with a 15-12 victory over the Queensland team.  The Tassie triples combination of White, Zaporozec and newly appointed Tasmanian men’s captain Chris Dudman went through the day undefeated also claiming the scalps of South Australia and New South Wales earlier in the day.  Tasmania will now play the Victorian combination of Barrie Lester, Brett Foley and Aaron Wilson for the Gold Medal tomorrow, while Western Australia and New South Wales will fight it out for bronze.
The women’s triples combination skipped by Jenny Redshaw was the third Tasmanian combination to get through to the pointy end.  Redshaw joined by Erin Sesara and Maureen Zoon were able to lose the last game by 1 shot to progress through.  The Tassie girls team will now play the ACT combination of Lois Waters, Ruth Moore and Nicole Mengel in the gold medal play off.  The bronze medal will be fought over between Western Australia and Queensland.
The women’s pairs almost made it a fourth final missing out on percentage to finish second in the section to the New South Wales combination of Karen Murphy and Kay Moran who they had beat by 1 shot earlier in the day.  However Kim Saunders and Nicole Smith, who has stepped in to replace a recuperating Gaylene Elsowrthy, will battle for bronze against Northern Territory.  While Murphy and Moran will play Western Australia to determine the gold and silver medallists.
The Super Six Finals will commence tomorrow morning at 9.30am at the South Burnie Bowls Club.