Scotland’s David Gourlay turned the clock back with a vintage display to end the hopes of Canadian qualifier Kody Olthof from the Niagra Falls Club in Ontario 10-3, 14-4.
In their 1st Round clash of the @Imagine Cruising World Indoor Bowls Singles Championship, David, who resides in Spain where there are no bowling facilities located in his vicinity, certainly puts the practice hours in on the portable rink from the start of any event, and that showed today.
He raced out of the blocks with a single and then successive trebles to out to a 7-0 lead. Kody got on the card with a single but David scored on three of the next four ends to take the set 10-3 with an end in hand.
It was a similar start to the second with David forging an 8-0, four end advantage. Kody responded with a treble and single but the World ranked number 13 pulled trebles together over the following two ends to win 11-4 and book his spot in Round 2.
Match Result -
David Gourlay (Scot/13) bt Kody Olthof (Canada/Q) 10-3, 14-4;