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Kegler’s Korner: City tournament winners

February 15, 2019

With the city tournament in the books, the scratch and handicap winners in each of the eight different divisions will be honored at our annual Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on March 16th, at the VFW. Time to take a look at this years winners. And as always, ladies first.

Gus’s Pro Shop claimed both the scratch and handicap team titles with scores of 3089 and 3446. Their 3089 team series smashed the old city record by 348 pins.

Khara Lyon, Amanda Staub, Mandy Konwinski, Shayla Long and Emily Hoefer make up the 2018-2019 record-setting Women’s City team champions.

In the doubles event, Michelle Rosno and Konwinski won the handicap title with a 1442. The scratch title went to Long and Hoefer for the third straight year with a 1316.

In singles, Long swept both the scratch and handicap titles with a 725 and a 757. In all events, Nikki Wagoner won the handicap title with a 2173. Hoefer took home the scratch championship, now four years in a row, with a 1983.

On the Open side, Westbrook Lanes won the team handicap title with a 3446. Jim Beck, Jeremiah Bollig, Duane Olsufka, Steve Hoenk and Rick Klug bowled for the Westbrook Lanes team. The scratch champion was Stack-n-Steak with a 3324. Forming the Stack-n-Steak team were Pat Force, Randy Cline, Patrick Meyer, Mike Long and yours truly.

In doubles, Troy Unger and Robert Rurup claimed the handicap title with a 1547, while the father/son combo of John and Justin Eckholt took home the scratch title with a 1433.

Singles saw Don Struebing roll a 761 to earn the handicap title, while George McCarthy claimed the scratch championship with a 739. Zach Martensen won both scratch and handicap all events titles with a 2187 and a 2217. Congrats to all the city tournament winners.

Low to cash for the team event is 3312 in the Open and 3336 for the women. In doubles, low was 1346 in the Open and 1355 for the women. Singles saw low to cash was 693 for the Open and 676 for the women.

In all events, low to cash was 2103 for the open and 2079 for the women. Thanks to all who participated in the city tournaments.

Shayla Long led the ladies for the week with a 262 game and a 611 series at Boulevard Lanes. Jeff Nitz’s 280 was the high game for the men this past week. Les Umstead put together the high series of 747 with a 238-265-244.

Zach Martensen continued his hot streak as his 825 series was high for the men at Westbrook. Rob Brunken had the high game with a 289. The ladies were led by Paige Sohl and Shawna Woosley. Sohl rolled a 268 game while Woosley tossed a 671 series.

Until next week, congratulations to all the City Tournament winners.

Chuck McCarthy is a freelance writer for The Columbus Telegram. Pick up his weekly editions of Kegler’s Korner every Thursday.