Scottish International Open: Nick Brett beats Paul Foster in final
Englishman Nick Brett fought back to beat defending champion Paul Foster in the final of the Scottish International Open in Perth.
In a repeat of last year's final, Scotsman Foster took the opening set 7-5.
Brett forced a tie-break by winning the second set and triumphed in the deciding three ends to claim a 5-7 9-6 2-1 victory.
"I had to hang on a long way," said a delighted Brett.
"We both missed a couple of first bowls and conversions. I just managed to get a couple at the end."
The win means Brett has become the provisional world number two, with Foster the current number one.
Reflecting on his defeat, Foster said: "I'm just disappointed, I never turned up today.
"Take nothing away from Nicky, he played a lot brilliant shots when he needed to.
"[He] deserved it in the end and he's a true champion. I really wish him all the very best. Well done, Nicky.
"You can't win everything. It's more my performance I'm disappointed in."