Zone 12 star wins three junior state championship finals

Talent: State Junior Pairs finalists Lachlan Freeman and Kate Matthews (Zone 2), with Zone 12 champions Zac Corr-Johnson and Joshua Lord. Picture: Andrew Lynn, Bowls NSW

Talent: State Junior Pairs finalists Lachlan Freeman and Kate Matthews (Zone 2), with Zone 12 champions Zac Corr-Johnson and Joshua Lord. Picture: Andrew Lynn, Bowls NSW

St Johns Park’s Zac Corr-Johnson claimed the state junior championship clean sweep after a  dramatic final end win over Zone 2 in the Pairs final at Warilla Bowling Club.

Corr-Johnson and Joshua Lord came from 15-12 down to pick up a four on the final end and beat Zone 2’s Kate Matthews (Newcastle) and Lachlan Freeman (Raymond Terrace) 16-15 in the Pairs final.

Corr-Johnson made it a  Singles and Fours double earlier in the week to be the top player at the six day championships.

Corr-Johnson partnered Sydney South West’s Corey Hedges (St Johns Park), Gray Hemington (Canterbury), and Jono Davis (Mt Lewis) to beat a Zone 10 (Sydney North West) team in the Fours final on Wednesday.

 On Monday Zone 12-based Corr-Johnson came from 29-18 in the singles final to win 31-29 and deny Taren Point’s Louise Cronan becoming the first female to win the junior singles crown.

Zone 16 competed in all three events with Warilla clubmates Toby Peters and 2016 junior singles champion Jayden Gebbie making the semi-finals of the Pairs.

 The Warilla duo were big winners of the three sectional games, before bowing out to Zone 2’s Kate Matthews and Lachlan Freeman 22-10 in their semi-final.

  Peters was beaten in his section by Cronan in singles, while Illawarra’s Fours representatives Matt Softley (Figgy Bowlo), Brandon Aranda (Warilla), Noel Stopher (Warilla) and Justin Rumble (Bomaderry) were beaten in their section. Warilla have hosted the titles for 21 years.

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