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Whiting Claims Record 4th QLC Title

Monday, July 17, 2017

With an impressive display over two days of competition, Bec Whiting has claimed a record 4th Queensland Ladies Classic title after a strong start in qualifying.

With only two bowlers - Kelly Warren and Ann-Maree Putney - having won three QLC titles, Whiting came into the tournament with a chance to create history.  With plenty of confidence having claimed victories at the Fishing World Ladies Classic and SA Cup this year, the 26-year-old was the favourite when the tournament began on Saturday morning.   

With the pressure on from the first game, Whiting came out of the blocks firing, averaging 228 across the first 10 games to amass a significant lead of 161 pins heading into block 2 of qualifying.

In the second round of qualifying, Whiting increased her lead across the 6 games by 224 pins after bowling games of 188, 222, 185, 225, 226 and 227 to move into the matchplay rounds with victory within reach.
But while Whiting could have eased off in the matchplay rounds, the number 1 female bowler in Australia in 2016 managed to take bonus points in all 7 games including maximum points in 4 matches.  With the lead amassed in qualifying and the bonus points Whiting sailed to victory by a huge margin of 418 pins from Caboolture bowler Alicia Melton (4929) who finished in second and Taya Reggars (4873) in third.
With her 3rd win of 2017, it sees Whiting continue her lead in the ladies division of the national rankings heading into the Interbowl Ladies Triples Crown in August.

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Photo courtesy of Brian Bates, Caboolture Bowl
Pictured is Amy Mason from the sponsor Big Girls Donít Cry, with Bec Whiting & Proprietor Brian Bates