2015 Victorian Open – day 2 men’s

by Team BV

Shepparton Park duo Trevor Serafini and Leigh Clark are through to the last 16 of the Victorian Open men’s pairs, hoping to provide a fairytale hometown result.
After winning their sectionals, Serafini and Clark beat Brad Orr and Matthew Robertson (Shepparton Golf) in a nail-biting all-local knockout clash 13-12.
They then saw off Glenn Thatcher and Simon Carter 12-10, to book their last 16 place against in-form Bowls Clayton bowler Rob Dixon and his clubmate Neil Jebb.
But Serafini and Clark will have home green advantage, playing at Shepparton Park during the remaining finals.
Melbourne BC’s Curtis Hanley continued what is becoming an excellent tournament for him, adding a last 16 men’s pairs booking to the last 32 men’s singles showdown he’d locked in the previous night.
Curtis and brother Cain advanced through sectionals and two knockouts, as did Curtis’ Victorian under 18 teammate Jayden Christie.
Christie, from Altona, and partner Michael Sims aslo made it through to the last 16 of the men’s pairs.
Meanwhile, one of the most popular figures at Shepparton Park BC on men’s pairs day didn’t play a match.
Diesel the dog, pictured in our photo gallery below, is owned by Picola BC bowler John Gillard, and stayed at his owner’s side during the men’s pairs sectionals.
“He comes to every bowls game with me. He gets upset if I put my bowls clothes on and leave him at home,” John says.
Well-trained Diesel also knows never to set foot on the green, his owner says.
Full men’s pairs results here