Karen Murphy (AUS)

CLUB: Cabramatta, NSW

OCCUPATION: Athlete

AEROBOWLS USED:

  • Optima (grass 13-16 secs)
  • Dynamic (grass 16-18 secs)
  • Quantum (carpet)
  • Sonic (UK greens)

WHY DO YOU USE AEROBOWLS? Love the half sizes, Z-scoop grip and colour range. They feel great in the hand, are Australian made and love the arc and range of models!

CAREER GOALS: To keep at the top of my game and enjoy it

MOST ADMIRED PLAYER: Alex Marshall

FAVOURITE GREENS: Any tifdwarf grass running 16 seconds

FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”

OTHER HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Coaching, music, cooking, travelling

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Member of Australian Bowls Squad (22 years consecutively)
  • Represented Australia at 5 Commonwealth Games (1x Gold, 3 Silver across all disciplines)
  • Represented Australia at 4 World Bowls Championships (4x Gold, 2x Bronze across all disciplines)
  • Represented Australia at 5 Asia Pacific Championships (5x Gold, 2x Silver, 2x Bronze across all disciplines)
  • 2012 PBA Ladies Matchplay Champion
  • 2012 South African International Series Triples Gold, Fours Silver, Overall Team Gold
  • 2013 World Champion of Champions Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Honk Kong International Silver Medalist Pairs
  • Represented Australia at 2016 Six Nations (1x Gold, 1x Silver)
  • Represented Australia at 2017 Multi Nations (2x Gold)
  • Represented Australia at 2019 Multi Nations (2x Gold)
  • Over 400 Games fro NSW
  • Australian Indoor Champion 2007, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13
  • Australian Sides Championships 'Top Skip' 2016, 17, 18
  • BPL04, 05, 06 Champions as part of Domina BCiB Sydney Lions
  • Australian Open Pairs Champion 2009, 11
  • Australian Open Triples Champion 2009
  • QLD Open Triples Champion 2008, 11
  • QLD Open Fours Champion 2007
  • NSW Open Pairs and Fours Champion 2009
  • New Zealand Open Pairs Champion 2008
  • VIC Bowls Grand Prix Triples and Fours Champion 2006
  • Moama Bowls Grand Prix Pairs Champion 2005
  • 10 State Titles