Fenton Triumphs at the Canterbury Open
The first WDF-ranked event in 449 days took place last weekend down in New Zealand Judy Fenton taking top honours at the Canterbury Open.
Judy Fenton picked up her ninth career ranking title in the women’s singles, defeating Tara Mears in the final.
Photo - Judy Fenton - NZDC
After dispatching Kandice Tahuri and Desi Mercer, Fenton met fellow Kiwi standout Wendy Harper, who beat defending champion Tina Osborne 3-0 in the quarter-finals, in the last four, nicking it in a last-leg decider 4-3.
Mears had recorded victories over Nicole Regnaud, who lost in the mixed pairs final alongside Craig Caldwell, former Canterbury Open winner Jane Harrington and Kayla Hitch but she didn’t have enough to edge out long-time NZ international Fenton, going down 5-3.
Fenton has secured her spot at the WDF World Masters, and is now tied for 42nd spot in the WDF women’s rankings.
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