COLAC Pink put the finishing touches on a near-perfect season by winning Colac women’s bowls’ top accolade yesterday.
Pink remained the powerhouse of the Colac District Ladies Bowls Association’s top division, defeating City Gold for the second consecutive year, this time with a dominant two-rinks-to-one, 81-63 victory.
Pink skipper Leona Pekin was jubilant her team had gone through a season without losing to Gold.
Strong winds at Cressy Bowling Club failed to affect the side that had one loss for the season, as it led a charge late in the match.
Rebecca McMahon was Gold’s only victorious skipper for the day after defeating Pink’s Dianne Hynes’ rink 23-19.
But Pink had control of the other two rinks, with Elwyn Williamson’s rink defeating Val Hutchison 31-19, and Pekin’s rink too strong for Coral Hanson 31-21.
In Division Two, a dominant win from Birregurra skipper Pearl McIver’s rink was enough earn her team victory and a women’s bowls title.
Birregurra won just one of three rinks in yesterday’s Colac District Ladies Bowls Division Two grand final against Apollo Bay, but McIver’s 33-16 win over the Bay’s Robyn Hogan was enough win the match 75-64.
Birregurra president and player Jenny Phillips said the team endured a tough battle with its opposition.
Apollo Bay put in a valiant effort winning the match’s other rinks, with Sandra Kent’s rink defeating Birregurra’s Heather Neal 25-21, while Robyn Conn’s rink outplayed Marlene Gardiner’s 23-21.