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Bolivia gets so close

Bolivia Millerick wins the open girls final on Thursday at the Bowls Queensland 2012 State Junior Championships at the Burnett Bowls Club.
Bolivia Millerick wins the open girls final on Thursday at the Bowls Queensland 2012 State Junior Championships at the Burnett Bowls Club.

GIN Gin's Bolivia Millerick put the icing on a superb showing throughout the 2012 Bowls Queensland State Junior Championships by claiming the girls' under-18 singles title on Thursday afternoon.

The 17-year-old ruled on her home domain at Burnett Bowls Club, defeating April Wilson, of Helensvale, 25-17 in the final.

That was after combining with her twin sister Cassandra and Natasha Jones (Bribie Island) to outgun Ashley Wheeler, Kali Visentin and Angela Earle 32-13 in the triples' decider on Wednesday night.

The Millericks had also taken out the pairs' crown on Monday night but Bolivia missed a clean sweep of the four disciplines after she and Cassandra were part of the team which lost the fours' final on the first night of competition last Saturday.

Still, she was ecstatic after being a clear-cut winner of the coveted Female Bowler of the Tournament Award.

"I was really hoping to win all four and I just came out firing and three wins and a second is all right," Bolivia said.

Bolivia said it was their second state triples title in a row but the first time she had won the singles and triples.

"In singles, I usually do not win my section but this year I won more than the section which was good, in pairs we were runners-up last year too, in triples we made it back-to-back, and in fours, we were runners-up two years in a row," she said.

"I'll go home and relax now but definitely keep training up and be happy about it and be proud of what I have achieved."

Another host club representative Kyle Franks, who was part of the boys' U-18 winning fours earlier in the week, went into the last day of competition still in the mix for singles honours.

But he was beaten in his post-sectional match by Sean Ingham, of Broadbeach, who then lost his semi-final to Rohan Wilson (Helensvale), before Wilson went down in the decider 25-22 to Lachlan Rowden (Bribie Island).

Braidan Leese, of Coolangatta, skipped Nathan Carpenter and Mitchell Jackson to a 28-15 victory against Hayden Vogler, Dean McCarthy and Jamie Dwyer in the boys' triples.

Nicolas Gosley, who hails from the Beenleigh club, downed Justin Cribbin (Jubilee) 25-14 in the U-15 boys' singles' play-off to add to his pairs' crown, while Connie-Leigh Rixon, of Club Maroochy, powered to a 25-5 title walk-over against Brittany Wiley (Binjour) in U15 girls singles.

Rixon had eliminated the district's last hope in the semi-finals earlier in the day, ousting Gayndah's Taleah Putney 25-13.

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