Brittany Shanahan - 8 October 2013
The new Belmont kids on the block, Roger Clement and Warren Freeman have snatched gold in their first Australian Masters Games, competing in the lawn bowls men’s pairs.
The dynamic duo continued their winning streak on Day Four of the Games in the over 35-age group, defeating second-placed rivals, New South Wales pair George Crane (Glen Oak) and Greg Crump (Carrington) by two shots.
The pair had lost to Crane and Crump in their first round match before igniting their winning ways when it counted most.
“They got up by four shots (in the first round) and we were lucky to beat them by two shots today,” Freeman said.
The pair plays out of the Belmont Bowls Club with a combined 14 years experience in the sport and after their success today, they are eager to return to the Games in future.
“We have met some great people, the competition was played in great spirit and there was great competition,” Freeman said.
“The greens have been good, the days been good, everything has been good,” Clement added.
“Now he wants to put up with me for the next one.”
Clement will play in the mixed triples category on Wednesday at his home Club with Ken Bray and Lorraine Kirk.
In other divisions, Silver Selvarajan (Gosford ,NSW)) and Kelvin Appoo (Bundaberg, Qld) won gold in the men’s over 55 age group whilst Elaine Coles (St Albans Park, Vic) and Wendy Ballentine (Highton, Vic) won the female category in the same age-group. Jan Walter (Barwon Heads) and Karren Harrington (Torquay) also took victory in the women’s over 35 age group.
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