Outer Banks bowlers compete in state tournament
Published 3:09 pm Saturday, July 20, 2019
Two Outer Banks bowling teams placed in the upper half of their respective divisions at the NC State Bowling Tournament Championships held at Greensboro’s Triad Lanes in June.
Competing in the open division with 19 other teams, Dunes Loons earned a tenth place finish in team standings by scoring 2,837 in the 740 and under handicapped division.
Also among the top finishers in the open section were Kenneth E. Smith and Kenneth A. Smith Jr., who finished 16th out of 20 teams in the 370 and under handicapped doubles. Then Kenneth E. Smith rolled a 781 in the 185 and under handicapped to finish in a three-way tie for sixth place out of 21 bowlers there.
During the women’s competition, the Outer Banks team OBX Fun Bunch rolled a 2,661 to tie with two other teams for 14th place out of a field of 24 teams.
Competing in her first state tournament, Dawn E. Sayre teamed up with Judy L. Reynolds to place 18th out of 24 teams in the doubles 330 and under handicapped section with a 1,361. Sayre also finished 22nd in the singles 165 and under handicapped section with her 721.
The next area tournament for bowlers will be during the first weekend in August at the AMF Williamsburg Lanes in Williamsburg, Va.