Former Ettalong Bowling Club member Aron Sherriff has made history by being the first person to ever win three Australian Bowls Open singles titles.
It was the cherry on top of an outstanding 2019 campaign for Sherriff, who beat out Gus Templeton with a convincing 21-6 win to claim his third singles title.
He also took out the Men’s Pairs title with Ray Pearse earlier in the Open, which was held on the Gold Coast.
The win saw Sherriff, who now plays for Queensland club Helensvale, awarded Player of the Tournament and pocket $17,500 for his efforts across the Open ($10,000 Singles, $5000 Pairs, and $2500 Player of the Tournament).
Sherriff’s results also propelled him to the top of the Australian Men’s Overall Player Rankings for the 2018-19, with more than 55 points between him (462) and second placed Corey Wedlock (404).
This ranking saw Sherriff named the Male Bowler of the Year by Bowls Australia.
Media release, 1 Jul 2019
Domenic Favata, Bowls Australia
Website, 2 Jul 2019
Results portal, Bowls Australia