Scottish International Open: Greg Harlow on course to defend crown but Ely wildcard Connor bows out

Ely's Greg Harlow.

Ely's Greg Harlow. - Credit: Archant

Ely bowls star Greg Harlow is on course to defend his Co-Operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open title.

Connor Cinato.

Connor Cinato. - Credit: Archant

The former world champion experienced a slight setback with a leg injury in the first round, but powered through to seal a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Harlow suffered his injury in the opening set of his first round clash with Damien Doubler, but recovered to seal a tie-break victory.

He then saw off fellow Englishman Trevor Taylor in round two, before clinching his place in the last four with a win over qualifier Wayne Willgress.

Harlow raced into the lead against Willgress, but the underdog hung on and narrowly missed out on tying the opening set.


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The top seed continued his impressive form in set two and sealed a 9-3 victory to book his place in today’s (November 11) semi-final.

Meanwhile, Co-Op Funeralcare wildcard and Ely ace Connor Cinato bowed out of the competition in the second round.

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Cinato, who earned a place at the national competition through winning a regional play-off, was comprehensively beaten by world number three, Robert Paxton, on Tuesday (8).

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