Tannum Sands pair Sarah Lowe (left) and Sophie Badyk will again go head-to-head in the under-15 competition
Tannum Sands pair Sarah Lowe (left) and Sophie Badyk will again go head-to-head in the under-15 competition

Club on the hunt for medals

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

TANNUM Sands Surf Club is on the lookout for medals when it heads down the highway to Ag- nes Water today for round three of the Ergon Energy Wide Bay/ Capricorn branch premiership series.

The local club has had an out- standing summer to date with a great run of success in the pre- miership series.

Tannum's junior ranks have been as hot as the weather this season and they will lead the way again in the traditionally tough conditions at Agnes.

Head coach Brian Carroll is looking forward to their good form continuing throughout the event.

"Everyone is competing very well at the moment,'' he said.

"The club is pleased with the success and hopefully we can continue the form at Agnes ? I think we are well placed to,'' Car- roll said.

Everything Sarah Lowe touch- es turns to gold at the moment and her versatility is expected to help her lead the way again.

Fellow under-15 competitors Sophie Badyk, Jess Bauer, Katie Craig and Nelson Corones are also in good form, while it will be interesting to see how Caitlin Harper performs in her debut carnival.

Ryan Bartholemew has been dominating the sprint and flags events in the under-17s and is go- ing to be tough to stop.

Club-mate Jared Onions is improving with every competition, while Sarah Maynard is another competitor returning to the top level of action.

Sarah Farlow's absence has placed Jocia Bekker as the fa- vourite in her under-19 events, while Trent Minton has renewed energy and is keen for success.

In the Open competition, watch out for Leisa Lowe who surprised herself in Mackay and is going to be tough to beat along with Clinton Swanton and Chris Marlow who has been at his con- sistent best.

Meanwhile, the Masters are sure to have plenty of success with the seasoned experience of Terri Stafford, Julie Withoos, Ka- trina Maynard, Wayne Steer, Dave Bealing and Ralph Stafford coming to the fore.



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