Glasson winds back the clock
National Coach Steve Glasson wound back the clock. National Coach Steve Glasson wound back the clock, while his close friend and National Selector Kelvin Kerkow ran out of time at the Australian Open today.
Glasson was in fine form on the Paradise Point carpet in the blue-ribbon men’s singles round of 32, reminiscent of younger self that became the nation’s first ever world singles champion in his heyday, blasting his way to a 19-2 lead before settling for a 21-8 victory against a former pennant teammate in Phil Brandon.
He now encounters Bruce Bridger from Suburban, Queensland in the round of 16 at 4.00pm.
Another man synonymous with the sport, Commonwealth Games singles gold medalist Kerkow didn’t enjoy the same sort revival and came unstuck against the inaugural Aus Open Mega Bowl champion Darren Morrison, who put down considerably more than 8 close bowls to win this match, 21-9.
There will be no reprieve for Morrison though, as he faces another testing battle against Broadbeach NTC squad member Sean Ingham at 1.30pm.
Ingham claimed a sizeable scalp himself, in dual Australian Indoor Championships and four-time World Cup winner Jeremy Henry, 21-15.
Brett Wilkie enjoyed a come-from-behind win over Mason Lewis 21-14, but now comes up against dark horse Dylan Skinner, 18, who powered past favourite Ryan Bester yesterday and his junior opponent Nic Gosley this morning.
Wilkie and Skinner will lock horns at 4.00pm.
One-time Australian representative Lee Schraner defeated Shannon Gittoes 21-18 to set up a clash with current international and world champion Wayne Ruediger from 1.30pm.
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