AMF McRAY LANES
champs Nick Devlin & Alex Seng with runners-up Russ Oviatt & Katie Hurley; U17 and Girls winners Clifford Robbins & Catelyn Croutch
Nick Devlin achieved a rare milestone, while Alex Seng doubled his title total, in exciting JBT Arizona Conference action at AMF McRay Lanes.
Bowlers competed in the 'pick your poison' format, with head to head matchplay after qualifying, but the higher seeds are the ones who set up who plays who. In the scratch division, top seed Cortez Schenck did well early, but ASU bowler Russ Oviatt had the antidote in a 245-203 semifinal win. Nick Devlin was a wise choice to avoid, as he blasted Austin Muldoon in the other semi 267-201 to set up the title match.
Devlin, despite a tweaked neck that almost made him choose not to bowl, didn't let of the gas pedal in the final, stringing the strikes again in a 257-198 win, becoming just the 13th bowler in JBT history to reach 20 career JBT titles.
Sixteen handicap qualifiers were carved down to four, and in those semifinals, Katie Hurley eliminated top seed Marc Villalobos, while Alex Seng stopped Keith Ylvisaker 220-205 to advance to the title game. Hurley had been making great comebacks all day, but couldn't get a last one put together, as Send stayed in control for a 210-183 win, and his second title of both the season and his career.
Both side event winners were first-timers, as Clifford Robbins beat Cristian Roque for the U17 crown, and Catelyn Croutch captured the Girls Scratch event with a 186-171 win over Cierra Chamot.
Big thanks to everyone at McRay for hosting our Tour. Want in on all the fun for all ages and averages? Just check out our schedule and come on down, that's all there is to it!
|AMF McRay- final results and scholarship winners|
|19||Shawn Seng Jr|
|1||Schenck +183||Villalobos +220|
|2||Sweigart +178||Ylvisaker +183|
|3||Duster +128||C Robbins +178|
|1||Oviatt 279||Ylvisaker 282|
|2||C Chamot 269||Hedges 277|
|3||Devlin 268||Villalobos 274|
|4||Duster 268||Villalobos 271|
|5||Devlin (x2), Fung 267||M Ross 271|
|Girls Scratch side event|
|4||K Hurley -97|
|U-17 scratch side event|
|2||C Robbins +28*|
|TOTAL AWARDED THIS EVENT: $1,269|