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Sophie McCulloch grabs Roxy Pro wildcard

Sophie McCulloch © Whitmore/Surfing QLD


HIF Masters and Women’s 

Surfing Queensland
Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Queensland
13 - 15 June, 2014

Sophie McCulloch wins entry into ASP World Tour event

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 June, 2014 - Alexandra Headland’s Sophie McCulloch will be competing alongside her heroes at the 2015 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Roxy Pro Trials after taking out the Open Women’s Queensland State Title today at the second and final event of the HIF Masters & Women’s series on the Sunshine Coast.McCulloch,15, upset Snapper Rocks twins Brodie and Amiya Doyle in the Open Women’s final of the event to post and overall series win over Brodie Doyle.

Having faltered in her Under 18 Girls final earlier in the day, McCulloch came out swinging with several untouchable scores to post a total two-wave score of 14.23 and stop Jaleesa Vincent (Coolum, QLD – 10.47), Amiya Doyle (Snapper Rocks, QLD – 10.30) and Brodie Doyle (Snapper Rocks, QLD – 7.56) respectively. Coolum finalist Vincent to advantage of her home break to win the women’s HIF Wave of the Weekend and take home $250 in prize money with a solid 9 point ride.

A big upset in the blue-ribbon Over 35 Men’s Final saw Coolangatta’s Trevor Gleave post a 12 point total in an otherwise quiet heat to best Mark Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD – 9.74), Dave Reardon-Smith (Coolum, QLD – 8.40) and Regan Rogers (Coombabah, QLD – 6.84) A tie in the race for the Over 35 Men’s State Title however, saw a count back take place to eventually crown Masters rookie Reardon-Smith the over all Champion, with Richardson taking a close second.

Both Laura Poncini (Moffat Beach, QLD) and Ellie Brooks (Elanora, QLD) made clean sweeps of their respective divisions with Poncini winning the Under 18 Girls on both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and Brooks winning the Under 21 Girls. The Queensland Team will be announced this week and all members will be invited to represent the State at the forthcoming Australian Titles in Coffs Harbour this August. 

A full list of results will be available on the Surfing Queensland website after 9am tomorrow morning. The HIF Queensland Masters and Women’s State surfing series caters for female surfers ranging from under 16 girls to Over 35 Women and Over 35 Men to Over 55 Men.

The HIF Masters and Women’s State Surfing series is proudly supported by, HIF, Be the influence, Coastalwatch Plus, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, World Surfaris, Chiko, the Queensland Government, and Surfing Queensland. 


Ben Whitmore

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