Local bowler advances to PBA Finals

Pictured: Richie Muir, of Wanaka, will represent Southland in the NZ Professional Bowls Association Finals next month.

A Wanaka man bowled a perfect weekend by winning the International Singles Qualifier and Ranking Singles during the NZ Professional Bowls Association event in Invercargill. 

Richie Muir, ranked as the town's top mens bowler, won the two prestigious events last weekend. In the second Ranking Singles event of the season, Muir defeated Lyall Spencer 9-4 7-6 and also defeated Craig Tinker in straight sets 11-5 10-5 during the International Singles Qualifier.

Muir advances to the New Zealand Professional Bowls Association Finals weekend in Hamilton (September 13 through 15) and will represent Southland in the International Singles. Last weekend's events bring the local Professional Bowls Association scene to a close for the year.

Muir has consecutively won the Wanaka Bowling Club's Men's Singles during the past three years.


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