Kylie Whitehead claims world championship

Wodonga woman Kylie Whitehead scored a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the women’s final at the World Singles Champion of Champions in Adelaide.

Whitehead scored the win in the women’s final when she recovered from a set and 7-1 down against New Zealand’s plucky Debbie White to clinch the sport’s ultimate honour.

Both champions, who topped their respective sections, started out shakily, with White surrendering a maximum four count on the opening end of the first set.

However, from there on she outscored Kylie eighteen shots to four over the ensuing 13 ends.

Then when holding another good counter on the fifth end of the second set, the New Zealander proceeded to cut her own bowl out of the head to gift Whitehead three.

From there the 24-year-old Victorian, made every post a winner, taking the second set 9-8 and tiebreaker 2-1.

Yesterday, White, who topped her section, defeated England superstar Sophie Tolchard in their semi final clash, while Whitehead outgunned Norfolk Island’s Shae Wilson in the corresponding eliminator.

These annual championships featured 45 competitors representing 28 countries.

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