Surf Comp Kawana Classic: Jack Duggan from Mooloolaba.
Surf Comp Kawana Classic: Jack Duggan from Mooloolaba. Patrick Woods

Duggan into round three at Cabarita

SURFING: Sunshine Coast talents Jack Duggan and Connor Lyons yesterday earned berths in the middle rounds of a Qualifying Series event at Cabarita.

After winning his four-man opening round heat in the Telstra Stores Tweed Coast Pro, Lyons was pitched into a four-man round two heat with Duggan.

Duggan and Lyons claimed first and second spot in that heat respectively to snare their spots in the third round of the 1000-point event, which is set to be contested today.

Coasters Harry Bryant and Reef Heazlewood are still due to open their campaigns in round two, while Kelly Norris will start his tilt from round three. Dale Lovelock and Kai Hing will start in round four.

In the women's division, Coast surfers Jaleesa Vincent and Vittoria Farmer progressed through round one to earn spots in round two, where Dimity Stoyle and recently-crowned junior world champion Isabella Nichols will join them. Sophie McCulloch bowed out in round one.

SUNSHINE Coast's Mitch Coleborn was last night set to compete in round three of a Qualifying Series event in Hawaii. He was afforded direct entry to round three in the 3000-point Volcom Pipe Pro.