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IFFLAND AND VAN EGMOND SHARE LAKE MAC AWARD

She was a relative unknown when she won the Cliff Diving World Series, but Rhiannon Iffland is now a household name. Last night she was named Lake Macquarie’s Sportsperson of the Year, sharing the award with the Matildas Emily Van Egmond. Among the other achievers, Lara McSpadden won the junior female prize, Tom Crockett was the top junior male, while Erin Cleaver took out the Athlete with a Disability gong.

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HIGGINBOTTOM BOWS OUT IN ROUND OF 16 IN PERTH

Three Australian golfers remain in the hunt for the $1.75-million World Super 6 event in Perth, as the event heads into its final stages. The unique tournament features 54 holes of traditional stroke play, then a knockout match-play format for the final round. The Hunter’s Jake Higginbottom was eighth after day three, but was knocked out in a tense battle with Adelaide’s Wade Ormsby.

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