MARK Williams has staged an eye-catching comeback in Coolum Beach's championship singles final.
The 32-year-old was seemingly down and out in the decider against Greg Brown on Saturday but rallied for a remarkable win.
He trailed 11-1 in his attempted title defence but some good fortune, a bit of rain and some good old fashioned determination helped him claim a tense 25-24 triumph.
"I had a bit of a slow start but managed to claw my way back and win in the dying stages,” Williams said.
"I just had to hang in there and was hoping something would go my way eventually.”
It did, when Brown took out one of his own bowls and left Williams with a maximum score on one of the ends.
"It put me right back into the game,” he said.
Then the rain fell and the conditions played into his hands.
"I managed to be a bit more consistent then and that helped me,” Williams said.
"While he (Brown) struggled in the rain I flew home.”
It was another promising result for Williams, who left Kingaroy for the Sunshine Coast about 18 months ago.
He was a perennial winner in the west but the move to Coolum Beach has improved his game even more.
"When you come to the Coast you've sort of got to start again because the competition here is a lot stronger,” he said.
"It's helped my game. I've stepped up a level. You've got to be on your game otherwise you will get belted here.”
Williams has been invited to play for Kawana in January, when that club mounts an assault on the Premier League Queensland title.
Meanwhile, Coolum Beach's Ladies' Pennant team competed well at the prestigious State Pennant Titles at Bribie Island at the weekend but failed to make the final, which was won by the strong Broadbeach side, including Julie Keegan.
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