Martin shines in international competition
Horsham teenage tenpin bowling sensation Sophie Martin has finished in the world’s top 10 junior female players after international competition in France.
Martin placed 10th overall in a girls’ singles section of World Junior Bowling Championships while competing in an Australian team.
The Wimmera Sports Star of the Year created a stir early in the championships by finishing in the top three of her 24player section with a score of 1316 from six games.
But seven bowlers competing in squad B the following day overtook her score, placing her out of a finals equation and pushing her down the rankings. Ultimately she was only 58 points short of playing in the finals.
Martin also partnered Amy Shoesmith in doubles and the pair finished midfield.
Across all competition during the championships Martin finished 19th.