A dominant day on the green from Marika Armstrong paved the way for Shepparton Park to defeat Shepparton Golf in yesterday’s Goulburn Valley Bowls Division’s midweek pennant competition.
Armstrong’s rink had a 38-16 victory over its Golf opponents, with Di Hands (27-20) also snaring success to help the Parkers to a 14-84 to 2-58 win.
Kyabram has already built a seven-point lead at the top of the table after inflicting maximum damage on an opponent for a second time in as many matches.
Hill Top felt the full force of Kyabram’s power yesterday, losing 0-62 to 16-85.
Maria Warner provided the most resistance for the home side in a five-shot loss, but in the end Kyabram was simply too strong across the green.
Shepparton Park 2 bounced back from a large opening-round defeat to record its first points in the highest division.
Skipper Marlene Bartley secured the biggest rink win of the match with a 32-16 triumph over Rushworth’s Jean Sprague, while Jenni Hill (32-17) and Leonie Freeman (26-21) ensured that home side was able to run away with a 16-90 to 0-54 win.
Seymour remained undefeated to begin its new campaign, but had to earn victory over Mooroopna Golf in a tight tussle.
Golf’s Jeanette Doherty recorded a one-shot rink win, while Elsie Gale managed a draw, but Faye Wheelhouse’s 13-28 loss had Seymour engineering a 13-75 to 3-61 triumph.
Meanwhile, Kyabram also has an early stranglehold over the division two competition after defeating Shepparton Golf 14-85 to 2-72.
Judy Wright had a 31-23 win over Golf’s Rita Ivak to help spearhead the victory, with Margaret Cox (31-25) also finding the going easy on home greens at Kyabram.
Elaine Leahy made sure her side would return home with something to show for the day with a 24-23 win over Kyabram’s Terri Thomson.
Other results included Stanhope losing to Euroa and Tatura drawing with Avenel.
Murchison and Shepparton RSL played out a tense draw in division three, with the former securing more points in the 9-64 to 7-64 result.
Shirley Smyth’s rink was the only winner for the Rissoles, defeating Marlene Lockyer 25-19.
Violet Town, Shepparton Park and Rushworth all found success in round two.
Shepparton Park secured a massive victory in round two of division four proceedings, cracking triple figures in a 16-102 to 0-41 drubbing of Euroa.
Valerie Bourke’s rink of Ron Holland (third), Margaret Curtis (second) and Ailsa Cook (lead) did most of the damage, defeating Beryl Harris 40-6.
Other results had Merrigum defeating East Shepparton and Hill Top falling to Mooroopna Golf 2, while Mooroopna Golf 3 had the bye.
Division five action had Colbinabbin, Seymour and Dookie among the sides stamping their authority on the competition.