Neil ‘Steel’ McLeod has won through to the semifinals of the District Reserve bowls tournament after a strong comeback in his qualifying game played at Pottsville over the weekend.
The Ocean Shores bowls player got off to a good start in his quarterfinal but his opponent came back strongly and left Neil with plenty to do, according to Lee Roberts, part of Ocean Shores Bowls management team.
‘He picked up his game and claimed the last 13 points to win the game,’ he said.
With all the rain the green was fast and also had some curve.
‘It took him a while to get used to the conditions,’ Lee said.
Neil has only been playing for ‘the last couple of years’ Lee said.
The Presidents Reserve competition is for grade five players or lower.
The semifinal and final are due to be played this weekend at Cabarita.
Winners will have the chance to compete at the zone carnival later in the year.
Lee and fellow club member Ben Sweeney failed to make it through the quarterfinals of the Open Singles competition.