Christie Cross from Bungalows Bowling Club recently made a statement in the Mpumalanga Open Single play-offs in eMalahleni.
She came second overall, after losing against Michelle van der Westhuizen from Groblersdal in the final.
She had the opportunity to play in the play-offs after she finished first in her section at the Lowveld Open Single. She had to compete against players from the Central and Highveld regions. Cross played Monica Gilbert from Central first, and beat her with a comfortable 21/6. She played Alta Schneider from Highveld in the second round and came short by one point as she lost 21/20. The third round was against Betsie Borman, during which she was able to clench a 21/7 win.
Cross commented that it was freezing cold during play and she had to get the right line and weight to get nearest to the jack.
She became the overall winner of section 2 with four points and a shot aggregate of 28. Michelle van der Westhuizen was winner of section 1 with six points and a shot aggregate of 42.
1st place: Central – Michelle van der Weshuizen
2nd place: Lowveld – Christie Cross
3rd place: Highveld – Betsie Borman
4th place: Lowveld – Martie Janse van Vuuren.