SA bowls win third gold

Prince Neluonde, Petrus Breitenbach and Bobby Donnelly (Gallo)
Prince Neluonde, Petrus Breitenbach and Bobby Donnelly (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The South African bowls team won its third gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games through the men's triples team on Monday morning.

The trio of Bobby Donnelly, Pierre Breitenbach and Prince Neluonde defeated Northern Ireland 19-10.

The South African bowlers were in great form as they led 11-3 after nine ends and 16-10 on the 15th end of the 18 ends played.

Wales defeated Australia 16-12 in the bronze medal clash.

The medal added to the win by South Africa's women in the fours and the visually impaired mixed pairs B2/B3, while Colleen Piketh took bronze in the singles.

At the 2010 Delhi Games, the South African bowlers won three gold medals.

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