• The battle for Australian Bowler of the Year looks set to come down to the wire (Supplied) (Bowls Australia)Source: Bowls Australia
Just 3.8 points separate Australian Jackaroos and Asia Pacific Championship gold medalists, Natasha Scott and Carla Krizanic in the battle to be crowned Australian Lawn Bowler of the Year.
Rachel de Bear

2 Jun 2016 - 7:20 PM  UPDATED 2 Jun 2016 - 7:30 PM

The title will be decided at the $250,000 Australian Open starting 11th June 2016 on the Gold Coast. 

Scott and Krizanic will play together in the pairs and fours during the two week bowls festival, the decider likely to come down to who topples who in the singles event.  

But the pair won't have it all their own way with another contender nipping at their jacks. 

Natasha Scott

Scott (334 points) is considered the hot favourite after building a significant lead over the rest of the field earlier in the season.  

Carla Krizanic 

Krizanic (330.2 points) is back in contention for the title after winning the Victorian State Singles, the Victorian State Fours and most recently the prestigious South Tweed Ladies Singles tournament.

Ester Regan    

Regan (248.9 points) is the nearest rival to Scott and Krizanic. She surged from 10th to 3rd spot recently after after winning the Queensland State Singles, Queensland State Fours and making the semi-final of the State Triples.  She may still have left her run too late but could take the title if results fall the right way.  


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