National champion who's just 17

Jamie-Lee Worsnop on the greens.  She won her maiden Australian Indoor Championships crown.  Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Jamie-Lee Worsnop on the greens. She won her maiden Australian Indoor Championships crown. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Jamie-Lee Worsnop won her maiden Australian Indoor Championships crown.

Jamie-Lee Worsnop won her maiden Australian Indoor Championships crown.

KEMPS Creek lawn bowler Jamie-Lee Worsnop has created history.

The 17-year-old became the youngest winner of the Australian Indoor Championships crown after a sublime performance on the greens last week in Tweed Heads.

The St Johns Park bowler defeatedKay Moran (Cabramatta) in a tight two set final to become the youngest winner of the event in either gender.

"To make it up here through the qualifying was a great achievement in itself, but it's something special to win in at 17," she said.

The third-generation lawn bowler is a member of the St John Park Junior Bowls Academy and last year won Bowls NSW's junior female player of the year

Worsnop, who represented the Australian under-18s girls' team earlier this year, will now get her first Australian senior cap with victory qualifying her for the World Cup next year. It was a double celebration for St Johns Park David Holt winning the men's title.

St Johns Park Bowling Club Chairman Paul Norris said: "It's a fantastic achievement...we could possibly be the first club to have wins for both men and women in the same year for this prestigious event."

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