Linlithgow Bowling Club will be rooting on three-time singles champion Lorna Smith when she takes part in this year’s National Championships at Ayr today (Friday).
Lorna is the stand-out name in the ladies field as she aims to win her fourth title in a row at Ayr’s Northfield Bowls Complex.
Smith carries the weight of expectation as she bids to secure an unprecedented quadruple.
The former world number one’s career profile is impressive and shows that she thrives under such pressure.
Adding a fourth title after her phenomenal triple crown will be difficult and the pressure intense, however Smith is the form bowler going into the competition at Ayr.
She kicks off her campaign against Alex MacInness, who is representing Nairn’s St Ninian Bowling Club, at 9am.
While Lorna is normally amongst the honours on the bowling green, she has been recognised for the second year in a row by West Lothian Council in the annual West Lothian Celebrating Sport Awards 2015.
The local bowler scooped the prestigious Senior Sportsperson of the Year award at their annual ceremony.
Other bowlers from the Journal and Gazette area who are competing in the National Championships is district champion Andy Dunnett of Queensferry in the Gents Singles.
Dunnett is a two times WL Master of high reputation and the 41 year old is well equipped to make a strong impression at Ayr.
He is in action at 5pm today (Friday) and opens against James Howell of Clarkston.
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