Australia’s Kelsey Cottrell.
Australia’s Kelsey Cottrell.

Cottrell through to quarter-finals

SOUTH Tweed’s Queensland and Australian lawn bowls sensation Kelsey Cottrell is through to the quarter-finals of the prestigious Hong Kong Classic.

The world No.3 advanced to the final eight yesterday with a convincing 14-313-5 victory over Doris Pang.

The 19-year-old Cottrell will take on Wales’ Hannah Smith in the quarter-final today.

Cottrell is the only Australian left in the women’s draw after former Australian Open champion Julie Keegan was edged out in a tie-breaker by Hong Kong international Camilla Leung.

Leung will now take onCommonwealth Games gold medallist Siti Zalina Ahmad while in the other quarter-finals, reigning world under-25 champion Genevieve Baildon will confront Nor Hashima Ismail and world No.1 Val Smith faces Rosita Bradborn.

In the men’s draw, world No.2 Leif Selby will take Scotland’s Colin Walker in the quarter finals, Martin Selway plays Paul Lee, Jackie Wong takes on Hommer Mercardo and Alister Kennedy will clash with world No.5 Hirenda Bhartu.



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