Grafton strike on home lanes
GRAFTON Women's Ten Pin Bowl team could not put a foot wrong as it dominated round three of the Far North Coast Challenge.
As the host team Grafton scored 29 of a possible 35 points on offer throughout the day, and in the process significantly closed the gap on its rivals.
The team consisting Shanita Clark, Barb Beetson, Evelyn Small, Jan O'Dell, Roxy Laurie, Ashlee Hilllier and Sylvia Laurie entered the day in sixth overall and 15 points behind leaders Port Macquarie.
By day's end it had moved into third, just half a point behind Armidale/Inverell and nine in behind Port.
It was also a productive day for the Grafton Men's team, despite only scoring 21 of a possible 35 points.
The team consisting Ashley Clark, Matt Wormald, Matt Beetson, Mark Lowe, Mark Astin, Richard Brown and Gerald Lawson trailed leaders Armidale by two points before the start of play.
At the conclusion of round three just half a point separated the two teams.
"We started off really well, didn't finish as well but still closed the gap a little," Ashley Clark said.
The action heads to Port Macquarie for round four on August 17 with the final round in Armidale on September 13.
The top three teams from the zone in both the men and women will progress to the Country Challenge.