Debbie?s golden touch

TWELVE months ago, the life of Nambucca Heads lawn bowler Debbie Waddell was at it's lowest ebb, now she is on cloud nine.

Debbie was devastated when she woke up one morning and couldn't see, an event which led to a severe bout of depression.

Lawn bowls gave Debbie a renewed focus in life and she grabbed her opportunity with both hands winning the State title last October which gave her a place in the NSWteam for the national championships.

Debbie is now national singles champion for her category in vision impaired lawn bowls at her first attempt after clinching the gold medal at Rydalmere Bowling Club in Sydney.

In her pool matches, Debbie recorded four wins and two losses and had already won the gold before playing her final pool match on Monday.

Debbie recorded two wins over Vanessa Hunter of Queensland 19-5 and 13-8.

She split the results with national champion Pat Seath scoring a 17-8 win and a 13-10 loss and had a 15-7 win and 12-11 loss against Maree Fenech of Victoria.

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