Triple treat for Nathan Pedersen
South Australian young gun Nathan Pedersen has won his fourth Australian Open title in three years, securing all three disciplines. Nathan Pedersen has claimed the sport’s most coveted national title and reaffirmed himself as one of the most promising young prospects at just 22 years of age.
Pedersen, who represented Modbury in South Australia, secured the blue-ribbon men’s singles crown over Australian Jackaroo Nathan Rice 21-15 in today’s live Fox Sports broadcast at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
The Gold Coast venue has been a been a happy hunting ground for the South Australian spearhead, who has now secured four Australian Open titles in three years since the event moved to the region in 2015.
He won back-to-back men’s fours crowns in 2015 and 2016, in addition to a pairs title last year, and now the elusive singles silverware.
Pedersen claimed the scalps of some of the sport’s heavy-hitters en route to the final, where he relegated 2012 runner-up Rice to another second-placing, including 2015 singles champion Aaron Teys in semis.
The conclusion of the men’s singles final wraps the 2017 Australian Open, which was staged across 14 days from June 10 to 23.
More than 4,500 matches were staged across 13 clubs during the event.
Bowls Australia thank Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast for their ongoing support of the Australian Open event.