Lawrence claims hat-trick
BYRON BAY’S master of the surf, Glen Lawrence, again proved why he is one of Australia’s greatest surf champions by winning three medals in the Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast.
In challenging conditions, Lawrence won gold in the 45-49 years rescue tube race, silver in the surf race and combined with Geoff Brodin to take silver in the board rescue.
Many competitors were not even able to finish the events due to the large, heavy surf.
With fewer than 20 competitors in the Masters events, Byron Bay nabbed seven medals including the three by Lawrence.
Others were in the women’s events, Heli Murray taking bronze in the 40-44 years rescue tube and teaming up with Jo Kay for a silver medal in the board rescue.
In beach events, Helen Jarvis took silver in the beach flags while Paul Pattison picked up silver in his age division beach sprint.
Byron’s opens and juniors will be competing until Sunday at Kurrawa.