David Hagley wins Rookie of the Year

David Hagley wins Rookie of the Year
Tony Tinworth, Saturday, 20 September 2008

Lindfield's David Hagley today won the 2008 Rookie of the Year Competition by defeating Paul Leckey (Dee Why RSL) 31-19 shots.

Earlier today he progressed to the Final by defeating P Jones (Manly) 31-27 in a close fought match. Paul had an easy win in the other semi-final defeating N Urukalo (Dee Why) 31-4

David has been playing bowls only since November, but he comes to the game having played many sports competitively. He plays tribute to Lindfield Club and it's senior players for the encouragement he has received from them to develop his game. He played in the Club's B Grade side in the Mid-week Triples competition.

This is the second disappointment for Paul as he was the runner up in the President's Reserve Singles played a few weeks ago - not bad for someone who has been playing bowls for less than a year!

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Rookie of the Year Finalists