Day 3 – 2017 Steller Vic Open
Lisa Phillips is back.
And she is marching through all disciplines at the 2017 Stellar Vic Open in Shepparton like a woman on a mission, with a second Vic Medal in three years now a distinct possibility.
Already through to the last 16 of the women’s singles and quarter-finals of the women’s pairs with Dawn Hayman, Phillips’ hastily assembled women’s triples team is now into the last 16.
Playing with State women’s coach Jan Hurst (Altona) and State team manager Edith Grinham (Yarraville-Footscray), Phillips (Brighton) and her trio produced a dominant win over dual world champion Carla Krizanic, State player Victoria Brackley and Canadian international Kelly McKerihen in their round of 32 match.
In one of the quirks of the unseeded draw, it was Phillips’ second showdown with McKerihen and Krizanic in the space of 24 hours. Phillips and Hayman had beaten Krizanic and McKerihen by a shot in the women’s pairs round of 16 on day two.
But the women’s triples match was a different story, with Grinham and Hurst also excellent early and Phillips strong again in a 20-11 win.
They had earlier been ultra-impressive in the sectionals.
Phillips had a superb 2015 Vic Open, winning the Vic Medal for the best-performed player across all disciplines.
Going as deep as she has here so far will certainly help her cause for another Vic Medal, and she plays with 2015 mixed pairs-winning partner Nick McIntyre when that competition kicks off on Day 4.
In the men’s triples, recent Australian Champion of Champions winner Lee Schraner (Rosny Park Tasmania) and his Bendigo East teammates Brad Marron and Dylan Filuk are into the quarter-finals.
They had a big 19-5 win over Philip, Brendon and Nick Boyd at Shepparton Park in the night session to secure a spot in the last eight.
Earlier Goulburn Valley trio Paul McInnes, Mal Williams and Daniel Nichols became the first players into the quarter-finals, booking their spots with some big wins through the day.
A two-shot win over State men’s pairs champions Ben Hubber and Johnny McCarron and skip Dane McKinnon qualified them in a tough sectional. They then beat Jamie Corney’s Hastings trio, before beating Mentone’s Ash Rowan in the round of 16.
Results updated throughout the day:
Results, Women’s triples
Results, Women’s triples finals
Results, Men’s triples
Results, Men’s triples finals
Knockout Rounds and Finals:
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Please note: Knockout Rounds for the 22nd & 23rd November 2017 – This schedule may change depending on players still being in multiple events. Some of the scheduled later rounds in the day may be played at a different time. If there are changes, teams and players will be notified.