COMMONWEALTHS: McHugh bows out at quarter-final stage

Martin McHugh
Martin McHugh

BOWLS: Commonwealth Games bowler Martin McHugh bowed out at the quarter-final stage of the Men’s Singles yesterday to Scotland’s Darren Burnett in a game that swung one way and then another.

The 41-year-old Larne man started strongly and was 13-6 ahead before Burnett stormed back and into the lead 16-13.

McHugh, a stalwart of Whitehead Bowling Club, composed himself to claim a 20-16 advantage. He was within one shot of victory, but it was a shot that never came. Burnett came back once again and won 21-20.

“I was still playing well but Darren is a good player,” said McHugh. “He dug in which is the sign of a quality player. He played some good bowls, particularly at the death.”