Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed's Greatest Sports Heroes

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed's Greatest Sports Heroes

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41 Scott Gardiner

Has played on the US Nationwide golf tour since 2007, and has finished as high as 26th on the end-of-season money list. The top 25 from the Nationwide tour each year move up to play in the elite PGA tour. He won his first Nationwide event last year, the Chattanooga Classic. Has made the top 30 for three of his five years so far on the tour, though had a shocker in 2011.

42 Carol Bernoth

The Tweed Heads product was fifth in the high jump at the 1954 Commonwealth Games, where she cleared 1.55m. She competed in the 1956 Olympics, where she ranked 14th, having cleared 1.60m at the age of 18. She was the Australian high jump champion in 1953-54, with a best of 1.62m.

43 Dean Morrison

Won at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in 2003 and was on the ASP World Tour for close to a decade. Fell off the tour in 2010, after failing to make the cut. He is regarded as one of the most dedicated surfers on the planet, and one of the best tube riders. Didn't reach the heights of his fellow "Cooly Kids", but Morrison proved himself as one of the world's best surfers of the past decade.

44 Ross Conlon

Played 170 first-grade games in Australia, 34 for Wests, 38 for Canterbury-Bankstown and 98 for Balmain Tigers. He played for St Helens in England for two years and made 16 appearances for the club. He represented New South Wales three times and Australia once. Another noted goal-kicker.

45 Lara Davenport

Davenport was part of the gold medal-winning 4x200m freestyle relay team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

46 Josh Kerr

Has had the year of his life on the ASP World Tour, and is ranked in the top 10. Kerr is one of the world's most accomplished aerial surfers, having won the world airshow championship twice. He was born in Tweed Heads, and resided in the area for most of his life, but has based himself out of California recently. …

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