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  • 2018-03-13
  • World Surf League: Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Round 2, 3, Quarterfinals, Lakey Peterson Scores First 9 of the Year

  • Women's Championship Roxy Pro Gold Coast ran Round 2, 3 and Quarterfinals in clean waves but small size, four-to five foot (1 - 1.5 metre) on March 12.
    In Heat 4 of Round 2, Lakey Peterson (USA) earned 9.00 points, it marks first 9 of the year. She was strong on a day and defeated the 3-time world champ Carissa Moore (HAW) and Macy Callaghan (AUS) in Round 3, as well as defeated reigning world champ Tyler Wright (AUS) in Quarterfinal.
    "It's crazy -- it's only two days into the season and I'm into the Semis," she said afterward. "I couldn't hold back. There was nothing I could do to change [Wright's] surfing, so I just focused on mine and it worked out in the end."
    Rookie Caroline Marks (USA) took down the 6-time world champ Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in Round 3. But she was defeated by Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in Quarterfinal. Fitzgibbons showcased aerial and earned 8.17, 8.40 with a total of 16.57.
    Malia Manuel (HAW) defeated Carissa Moore (HAW) in Heat 2 of Quarterfinals, "I've met Carissa in the Quarters a couple of times here in the past and she's beaten me every single time," Manuel said. "This will be my first Semi at Snapper and it's a great start to the year for me."
    Defending champ of this event, Stephanie Gilmore was defeated by Keely Andrew (AUS) in Quarterfinal, and her back-to-back win walked away from her hands.
    "I made a few mistakes out there, I fell on a couple of waves," Keely Andrew said. "But fortunately, there weren't many waves after that, so it worked out in my favor. I want to do better in each event than I did last year, and I've already done that here. I'm in it to win it."

    Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 2 Results:
    Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.06 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 8.10
    Heat 2: Caroline Marks (USA) 12.33 def. Sage Erickson (USA) 11.16
    Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.17 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 10.40
    Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.17 def. Paige Hareb (AUS) 8.80
    Heat 5: Keely Andrew (AUS) 15.33 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 9.50
    Heat 6: Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.76 def. Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 11.27

    Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 3 Results:
    Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) 16.26, Carissa Moore (HAW) 14.76, Macy Callaghan (AUS) 8.64
    Heat 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) 13.96, Tyler Wright (AUS) 13.04, Coco Ho (HAW) 11.86
    Heat 3: Caroline Marks (USA) 14.17, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.40, Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.76
    Heat 5: Keely Andrew (AUS) 1497, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.16,Johanne Defay (FRA) 13.53

    Roxy Pro Gold Coast Quarterfinals Results:
    Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.23 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 12.67
    Heat 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) 15.83 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 12.60
    Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 16.57 def. Caroline Marks (USA) 13.77
    Heat 4: Keely Andrew (AUS) 11.87 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 10.83

    All photos copyright by World Surf League.
  • source : World Surf League
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