From Bowls Victoria website

It would be disingenuous to Frank Garden and Brooke Edwards to suggest that today’s Singles finals were mismatches but in the face of relentless onslaughts from Safuan Said and Carla Odgers they had little answer and could muster just five shots apiece.

Odgers has an affinity with the green and the tournament and remains unbeaten in three years here having won the event and not participated last year. She was quickly into her stride this year and led 7-4 after six ends. She then really began to find her form and nothing Edwards could do had any effect as Odgers extended her lead with ten unanswered shots. In truth Edwards played some great bowls and improved as the match went on, but Odgers’ Jackaroo quality continued to shine through and finished a 21-5 winner.

Former World Champion Safuan Said had been in electrifying Singles form all week and his class told against Essendon’s Garden. He went out to a 5-1 lead before Garden played some great bowls to get back to 5-4. But from thereon in he was powerless to prevent the irresistible force of Said and anything he did manage to do Said simply responded to. Over eight ends of sumptuous bowls he scored 16 shots to one to take the title.

So Carla Odgers defeats brooke Edwards 21-5 and Safuan Said defeats Frank Garden 21-5 in the singles finals.

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