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Bowls : AO trophy to be close by golden girls

Recently crowned World Championships pairs gold medallist Kelsey Cottrell and Jackaroo captain Lynsey Armitage have booked themselves a berth in the women's pairs final of the $136,000 Australian Open, after being pushed to near breaking point in today's semi-final.The number three seeds had their work cut out for them in the semi-final, challenged all the way to the final bowl in a three-end tie-break by 18 year-old twins from Gin Gin, Bolivia and Cassandra Millerick.The Millerick sisters had been building a strong reputation for themselves in the tournament; responsible for knocking off world number two Karen Murphy and former Scottish international Kay Moran in the second round earlier this week, but despite a marathon two-and-a-half hour battle, weren't able to secure a place in the final; going down 8-4, 6-7, 2-1.The Jackaroo golden girls were hungry to remain in the running for the pair's title after a shock elimination from defending their triples discipline yesterday, but there wasn't much that separated the two teams on the day.





Recently crowned World Championships pairs gold medallist Kelsey Cottrell and Jackaroo captain Lynsey Armitage have booked themselves a berth in the women’s pairs final of the $136,000 Australian Open, after being pushed to near breaking point in today’s semi-final.

The number three seeds had their work cut out for them in the semi-final, challenged all the way to the final bowl in a three-end tie-break by 18 year-old twins from Gin Gin, Bolivia and Cassandra Millerick.

The Millerick sisters had been building a strong reputation for themselves in the tournament; responsible for knocking off world number two Karen Murphy and former Scottish international Kay Moran in the second round earlier this week, but despite a marathon two-and-a-half hour battle, weren’t able to secure a place in the final; going down 8-4, 6-7, 2-1.

The Jackaroo golden girls were hungry to remain in the running for the pair’s title after a shock elimination from defending their triples discipline yesterday, but there wasn’t much that separated the two teams on the day.