Junior Jono nails Summerland singles
NEW South Wales junior representative Jono Davis added another title to his list of achievements by winning the Summerland Singles at the Cherry Street Ballina Bowling Club.
The 15-year-old Dubbo product was all class in a 21-18 win over Broadbeach bowler and Queensland state representative Sean Ingham in the final on Friday night.
It was a big effort to get to the final for Davis after trailing 19-10 in his semi-final against South Tweed's Scott De Jongh before fighting back for a 21-19 win.
"It's a great feeling and another big title to have next to your name,” Davis said.
"I just had to keep my composure and it's always great to get a win in front of a crowd.
"I was pretty impressed that I came back from 19-10 down (in the semi-final) and that made me work harder in the final.”
It is the second consecutive year Ingham has made the final of the singles and he went home with more prizemoney after taking out the pairs with Jayden Christie.
Evans Head bowler Luke Jones and South Lismore's David Ball fared best of the local bowlers, making it as far as the quarter- finals.
In the silver section, Broadbeach bowler Dee Robertson was far too strong in the final with a 21-10 win over Ben Walsh.
"The boys can't have it their way all the time so it's a fantastic result for the girls,” Robertson said.
"At the end of the day it doesn't matter who you play, you just have to go out and do your best.
"Winning the gold division would have been nice but this is a pretty good feeling too.”
Robertson has been bowling for five years and moved to the Gold Coast from Cairns to join the Broadbeach club.
She lost only one game in the singles with the tournament stacked with junior and female bowlers this year.
"My son was playing at the bowling club I was working at in Cairns and that's how I got involved,” Robertson said.
"It's been a great mix of men and women competing here and all the juniors have done really well too.”