HONG KONG'S women's fours team missed out on a bronze medal placing in the Commonwealth Games lawn bowls competition when they lost their final section A match to South Africa. The territory's Angela Chau, Jenny Wallis, Senina Yau and Lena Yeung Ching gave themselves a chance of finishing second in the group ensuring a bronze when they defeated Zambia 21-13 in their penultimate match. But a 37-12 loss to South African group winners Hester Bekker, Colleen Grondein, Anna Pretorius and Lorna Trigwell meant Hong Kong finished fourth in the final standings with four wins from eight games. The territory's men's fours and men's pairs are also out of medal contention. The fours squad of Noel Kennedy, George Souza, Danny Ho and Mel Stewart lost 22-12 to South Africa in their seventh match before beating Botswana 18-14. With one match left, Hong Kong are in fourth place, two wins behind second-placed Northern Ireland, with South Africa leading the group after seven wins from eight games. Mark McMahon and Bill McMahon, in the men's pairs, were defeated 22-12 by England in section A but recovered to beat Jersey 19-16 for only their second win in the competition. The two McMahons are sixth after six games, well behind group leaders Australia and England. Hong Kong's main hope for a bowls medal now lies with men's singles player Ken Wallis, who is second in his group behind gold medal favourite Richard Corsie, of Scotland. Wallis, whose only defeat is at the hands of Corsie, will be aiming to win his last three matches to secure second position and the bronze, with the added hope of unseating the Scot. The women's pairs team of Rae O'Donnell and Linda Smith have an outside chance of a medal from section A. They are in fourth place after four matches.