Webbcona mixed pair into state bowls finals

TITLE HUNT: Webbcona combination Brett Mahoney and Jenny Shepherd are off to the the state mixed pairs finals.

TITLE HUNT: Webbcona combination Brett Mahoney and Jenny Shepherd are off to the the state mixed pairs finals.

Webbcona mixed pair Brett Mahoney and Jenny Shepherd will play for a Bowls Victoria state title.

They will represent Ballarat District Bowls Division in the state finals at Bendigo next month after winning the group final at Smeaton on Sunday.

Mahoney and Shepherd defeated Goldfields and Central Highlands.

Danny Fortune and Brenda Wesley (Central Highlands) gave the Ballarat combination a run for its money.

BDBD led by two shots after 13 ends, but after another three ends trailed by three.

They quickly turned this around and went away to a comfortable margin of 22-14.

Central Wendouree’s Margaret O'Meara, Sally McCracken and Elizabeth Kierce were not so fortunate in the women’s group triples.

They had a two-shot win over Goldfields, but then came up against Central Highlands.

Central Highlands started off strongly with four shots on the first end.

Ballarat trailed by two with one end to go, but lost 17-14.