Wright in the mix for quarters at Margaret River Pro event
FORMER Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright will compete in the quarter-finals of the Margaret River Pro when competition resumes in Western Australia.
She advanced straight through after winning her third round heat against Bronte Macaulay and six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore yesterday.
She snuck through with a second wave score on the buzzer enough to finish ahead of Gilmore who she will meet again in the quarter-finals.
"I thought I was borderline during that heat and it turns out I was," Wright said.
"There was nothing else that came through, so even if I did not get it, I gave myself an opportunity and I was stoked that I did get it. It was very inconsistent."
Gilmore eliminated Wright in the quarter-finals of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach a fortnight ago.
Meanwhile, Byron Bay resident Matt Wilkinson will surf in the fourth round of the men's competition in Western Australia.
He has already won both events this season at the Rip Curl Pro and Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast.
Lennox Head surfers Stu Kennedy and Adam Melling were eliminated in the earlier rounds.
They have been competing as injury replacement surfers with the Margaret River event the last of the Australian leg before the tour heads to Brazil.