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IT'S A RECORD EXTENDING 6th LADIES WORLD MATCHPLAY SINGLES TITLE FOR KATHERINE REDNALL

Updated: Jan 19




Norfolk's Katherine Rednall extended her title winning run in the Imagine Cruising Ladies World Matchplay Singles - retaining the title and chalking up her success for an amazing six times in ten years.


In one of the best finals for a number of years she played against newly crowned World Mixed Pairs Champion Julie Forrest from Teviotdale in the Borders region of Scotland, who has two titles under her belt in this event with the Scot making the running with a steady consistency in the opening set and won 9-5.


But as is her 'never-say-die' trademark, Rednall found a way back, hitting her straps from the seventh end of the second - best of eleven end set - with a double to move ahead 6-5 and then she added a 1, 4 and 1 to win 12-5 and force a tie break.


On the first end Rednall played a short 23 metre length and after some jack movement, lay beside the jack on the right hand respot but Forrest played a perfect runner, cracking the jack to the ditch to take the shot.


Rednall counted in a tightly fought second end, and then wrapped up the title 2-1, with Forrest's last bowl marginally going on the tight side of the head.


On her way to the title she beat Annie Dunham 11-5, 6-6 and then Nicole Rogers 7-4, 4-8, 2-0.


The record books show that she became the youngest ever winner when she celebrated her first success ten years ago at the age of 18 against local player Rebecca Field (now Willgress), has won the title back to back twice and now in an event that was first started in 1988 - she joins Carol Ashby as a three-in-a-row winner and alongside Ellen Falkner as the only players with three wins to their name.


RESULTS

LADIES WORLD MATCHPLAY SINGLES FINAL

*Holder Katherine Rednall (Eng) bt Julie Forrest (Scot) 5-9, 12-5, 2-1.








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