High honours for Hinuera Club bowlers Lynda Bennett and Stu Settle
Hinuera Bowling Club member Lynda Bennett has won the Australian Open Disabled Women's singles held at the Broadbeach Club on the Gold Coast.
Bennett beat Australian Michelle Campbell in the final 21-8 and took home the $1000 first prize.
Bennett was always in control during the match and only lost 5 ends in a final that took only 80 minutes to complete.
"The greens were a lot slower than what we have at Hinuera and that suited me," said Bennett.
Playing on greens likely to be used for the 2018 Commonwealth Games also gave the New Zealand selectors something to think about.
"I have been named in a group of six who the selectors will consider to take over to the Gold Coast for the Games."
Bennett won a Silver Medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the Disabled Triples with Barry Wynks and Mark Noble who are both from Manawatu.
Bennett was determined to perform well after missing out in the Trans-Tasman Team that played against Australia in March.
"I was determined to let my bowls do the talking".
Also the Hinuera Club is proud that Stu Settle was named Waikato Bowler of the Year at the recent Bowls Waikato Prize giving.
Last year club treasurer Debbie White was given the honour so it is a back-to-back celebration for the club.
Stu had a wonderful season winning Waikato Champion of Champion Men's Singles, Men's Pairs with Bruce Milne, Mixed Pairs with Bev Corbett and the Waikato Open Men's Fours with Milne, Gerard Slattery and Kevin Smith.