Congratulations to Kelly Mckerihen as she took home the Bronze Medal at this year’s World Cup in Warilla, Australia. Kelly went 10-1 through the round robin with some impressive wins. In the Quarterfinals yesterday she made quick work of Scotland winning 10-8, 9-5 and booking her place into the Semi-Finals against defending Champion Alison Merrien.
Having faced Merrien in round robin action Mckerihen knew she had an uphill battle and was ready to roar. After making some great shots to come back Kelly tied the 1st set in the last end scoring 2 to make the set 8-8. Mckerihen said ”I had a shot to win the first set and was just a tad heavy so only scored the 2 to tie the first set”. Alison came out gunning in the second set quickly taking the lead and jumping out to a 7-2 lead. After a valiant effort the final score would be 8-3 Merrien in the second set and taking the match. Kelly will finish the tournament with a record of 11-2 and take home the Bronze Medal.
When speaking with Kelly in Australia she said ”if I played like that I would win any game, but Alison played really well. I’ve learned a lot and hopefully will only make me a better and stronger player in the future”.
”To say after the end of last season that I’d be here in April with a World Outdoor Bronze and World Indoor Bronze is something I’m stoked about, it being my first time here and competing on this surface, holding my own and challenging the best, I am very proud of myself”.
Congratulations to both Kelly Mckerihen and Pat Bird who finished the tournament with a 5-6 record.
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