Burnett pair just miss win
WHILE Kurt Brown was living out his dream Australian Open run in Shepparton, Karen Goldsworthy and Lynn Long were quietly plugging away on an adjoining green.
The Burnett Bowls Club pair played with Brisbane’s Chris Baxter in the triples event and were on the brink of victory, only to have it snatched from their grasp in a tie-break.
“At that level you pay dearly for every mistake you make,” Goldsworthy said.
It was always going to be a tough ask against the likes of Australian champion Sharyn Renshaw.
“We were holding game with her in the first set and gave it away, really. It was pretty disappointing,” Goldsworthy said.
“It was just great sitting and watching some of the other bowlers.”
That included Tantitha’s blossoming Brown, who came from nowhere to beat some of the best in Australia and take the national triples crown.
“To beat the players he did must surely give him a good look at breaking into that open Australian side, especially given he is only 19,” Goldsworthy said.