Hyatt rues missed opportunities
By Tony White
Grafton's Brian Hyatt has finished equal fifth in the Australian Lawn Bowls Championships for athletes with a disability.
The former world champion and semi-finalist last year was beaten 25-21 by Queenslander Bernie Wolland in the quarter finals during a close match at Harbord Bowling Club.
"I played reasonably well but missed a couple of good opportunities," Hyatt said.
"It was one of those matches that could have gone either way."
In the semi-finals Wolland was leading 22-10 but crumbled in the latter stages to go down to NSW's Phil Kearins, 25-24.
Kearins was then beaten by Peter Henry of NSW 25-3 in the championship final.
"It was the first time a non-wheelchair lawn bowler has failed to make the semi-finals," Hyatt said. "Since 2003 they've combined all disability bowlers together."
Hyatt returned home yesterday and will now prepare for the NSW Championships scheduled for September.