Tucker?s golden assault on North titles
FIGHTING tooth and nail for a single flag may pay big dividends for Lara Tucker.
The Moore Park competitor displayed her speed on the sand when she took out the open female beach flags event at the North Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships at Mackay on the weekend.
Apart from the distinction of that title, her victory has seen her book a place in the lucrative Carlton Mid Ocean Assault series at round one at Kurruwa on February 10.
Tucker's success was not the only highlight from the Moore Park club, with Julie Davis powering through the swell to win the 40-44 years surf board final.
She showcased her all-round talents with a second-place in the ironwoman and the beach sprint.
The club's younger tyros also made the seven-hour journey worthwhile, as Braden Schuch led the field home in the boys' under-12 ironman, as well as grabbing the bronze medal in his surf board race.
Fellow under-12 competitor Christopher Powell displayed sheer speed to claim the beach flags title.
Schuch and Powell, along with club-mates Brooklyn Prickett and Tayla Stumer, combined for third in the under-12 Cameron Relay.
That was the second bronze medal of both girls, with Prickett's in the beach sprint, while Stumer performed strongly in the surf board event.
Others to win medals included Bonnie Stehbens, Emily Ramsey, Matthew and Benjamin Davis and Katherine Lawn.