The Australian Indoor Championships’ gold medal deciders have now all been confirmed, with NSW Blues skip David Ferguson securing the final spot this morning at Tweed Heads.
Ferguson booked the last remaining ticket to the coveted final, after a one-and-a-half set victory against Forster’s Dylan Riley, 8-3, 7-7.
Despite winning the first set, Ferguson earnestly declared he just wasn’t on top of his game until later in the game.
“I didn’t think I played as well in the first set as in the second, I was playing some good bowls but then scrapping around with my second and third bowl,” Ferguson said after prevailing.
“I ended up playing a couple of good bowls which got me out of trouble.”
Ferguson faces a herculean hurdle in his last remaining contest this afternoon, in three-time winner and two-time reigning champion Jeremy Henry.
“I think it’s going to be important to really nail my first and second bowl against Jeremy,” Ferguson said.
“Jeremy is brilliant, especially on the indoor and he’s a good mate of mine so it’s going to fun, everything is a bonus from here.”
Regardless of this afternoon’s result, Ferguson will go on to don Australia’s green and gold coloured uniform at next year’s World Cup as a result of making the final, given Henry has already secured automatic entry to defend his title.
The Australian Indoor Championships continues at Tweed Heads with the final matches scheduled for 11.00am and 2.00pm local time.
Men’s semi-final 2: David Ferguson (Engadine) def Dylan Riley (Forster) 8-3, 7-7
11am – Women’s final: Kelly McKerihen (Clayton) v Rebecca Van Asch (Invermay)
2pm – Men’s final: Jeremy Henry (Warilla) v David Ferguson (Engadine)