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Henry rolls through to finals

03†August†2002

World champion Jeremy Henry of Northen Ireland booked his place in the menís singles final with a win over New Zealandís Mike Kernaghan.

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The Northern Irishman had nine shots on the board before his opponent had got off the mark, and the Kiwi was forced to chase the game all the way.

He pulled within three shots of Henry at 14-11 in the 14th end, but the bronze medallist in Kuala Lumpur only let his opponent have two more shots before he took the match 21-13 after 20 ends.

Henry will face Robert John Donnelly of South Africa, who beat Welshman Robert Weale 21-17.

The pair went toe-to-toe until the last two ends, when Donnelly streaked ahead with a four-shot win.

In the menís pairs, England have a chance of grabbing a fourth gold medal against auld rivals Scotland after Stephen Farish and Dean Morgan beat Malaysia.

The game was closely fought to the delight of the near-capacity crowd until the ninth end, when England skip Morgan pulled off a fantastic shot to take three.

The pair then scored seven more shots without reply to take the match 15-6 with one end remaining.

Scotland had a much tighter match against South Africa, which they won 15-13. South Africa left themselves too much to do going into the last end with four shots to make up, but could only manage two.

In the womenís singles final, Australian Karen Murphy will face Ahmad Siti Zalina, who beat New Zealandís Marlene Castle 21-14.

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