The Modesto USBC City Tournaments are under way with some high scoring during the first weekend of competition.
Dan's Distributing team holds the lead in the Men's Division with a 3,549. Charles Abbley paced the team with his 299 game/773 series. Norm Wiggins (736), Rick Francis (729), Don Mathey (648) and Jeff Sartin (627) rounded out the team's lineup.
Four Portagees and a Lefty, captained by Ed Rocha Jr. are sitting in second at 3,515.
In the Mixed Team Division, the Sink the Pinky team bested the field with its 3,248 score. Captain John Porter was joined by teammates Frank Schillaci, Melissa Hill, Destry Thrasher and Wes Hyvonen. Holding second at a 3,214 is the team of B.U.I., captained by Theresa Medeiros.
Tom Bonander and Jessie Waddell teamed up to roll a 1,395 and are holding the top spot in the Men's Doubles. Waddell scored a 618, Bonander 605, and the pair added a 172 handicap for the total. In Mixed Doubles, Medeiros and Aaron Schafer rolled 1,328 to top the field. Peggy Park and Patti Garcia are the leaders in the Women's Doubles with a score of 1,359.
Wes Hyvonen is currently topping the Men's Singles with his 787 set on games of 235-245-244, plus a 63-pin handicap. Scratch bowler Wayne Garber rolled games of 238-258-258 for a series total of 754 to hold the second spot.
Women's Singles leader Fonda Jameson, a 136 average, rolled games of 202-198-151 for a 551 set (752 after her handicap). Melissa Hill finished second at 721.
Larry Barker rolled the lone perfect game over the weekend, posting a 300 during his doubles event.
THE MODESTO USBC Senior Doubles No-Tap will finish its run Friday at McHenry.
After the first Friday of competition, Betty Plant and Jerry Melvin hold the lead with a 1,602 total. Melvin tallied a 707 and Plant a 622 to take a solid lead with their 273 handicap. Juanita Hickman paired with Joe Price to roll a 1,557 score to place second. The third place doubles team of Joe Auria and Jim Pastorelli posted a 1,530.
The third time was a charm for Wayne Garber in the Scratch 6-gamer at Yosemite. After two second-place finishes this year, Garber sealed his victory in the championship match against Bill Hamilton in a 217-200 finish. Garber, top qualifier at a plus-259, took home $378 for his win and earned a spot in the year-end Tournament of Champions. Hamilton finished second to earn $280.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS are available for the Modesto Hall of Fame Scholarship and can be picked up at either bowl. The awards, sponsored by the Modesto USBC, are given for up to $1,500, and are paid in two installments over two years. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors with a strong bowling record, scholastics and school involvement. Completed applications must be turned in by April 15.
The Modesto 12th Annual City Masters Tournament is scheduled for April 5-6, and is hosted by Yosemite Lanes. First place is guaranteed at $3,000. Qualifying squads are scheduled for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and entries close 15 minutes prior to each one. The top 16 qualifiers will return for the Sunday finals of double-elimination two-game matches.
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