Bendigo teen bowls over competition at nationals

ON A ROLL: Georgia Fahy represented Victoria at the President's Shield. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

ON A ROLL: Georgia Fahy represented Victoria at the President's Shield. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

BENDIGO bowler Georgia Fahy has returned from the President’s Shield tournament in Sydney a champion.

The 16-year-old represented Victoria at the ten-pin bowling tournament last month.

The prestigious tournament saw the top seven male and female bowlers from each state compete.

Fahy said for the first time in the tournament’s history both the male and female Victorian teams had taken out the championships as well as the overall combined result.

“I bowled at the same tournament for the past three years and I hadn’t really done well at the event until this year,” she said.

“It was a little bit of a surprise, but it was good that I had finally did well.”

Fahy, who is the Victorian Masters champion, was almost named an All Star at the President’s Shield, thanks to her bowling average of 182.7 at the tournament.

“Out of all the people that went up there, the top five girl averages and the top five boy averages are the All Stars,” she said.  

“I had the fifth highest average on the girl’s side but you have to have played 12 games to be an All Star and I only played 10 games.

“I was the fifth highest average but technically wasn’t an All Star.”

The Bendigo Senior Secondary College student said she has been involved with bowling for the past six years.

She said both her mother and father had a strong influence on her as they both play the sport.

"I just like to beat people," Fahy said.

The bowling teen will now decide whether or not she will compete in the Youth Cup later this year. 

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