ADRIAN, Mich.--Austin Foate (Macomb, Mich.) prepared for his junior year on the Adrian College men's bowling team's 2018-19 season by participating in the Junior Gold Championship held in Dallas, Texas, last month.
Foate qualified for the Junior Gold event during Adrian's 2017-18 schedule that ran from October through April, winning specified tournaments sanctioned by the United States Bowling Congress. Amateur bowlers from all over the United States compete year-round to strive for Junior Gold qualification.
After four long grueling days of bowling, Foate made the cut to the advancers round. In this round of five games, he placed 72nd but was 22 pins short of moving to the next round. Overall, he finished 176th among 1,495 competitors in the U-20 boys' age group.
The Dakota High School product has bowled for the Bulldogs for two years, serving as a team captain. He is also the treasurer of the Theta Chi Fraternity, a member of the Sports Management Club and a writer for the campus College World Newspaper. As a sophomore, he averaged 178.864 in 44 games across 10 events according to official statistics published by CollegeBowling.com.
"Austin has arguably been one of our most reliable players," said Marq Hicks, who is entering his second season as the Bulldogs head coach. "He is passionate about bowling and the team. He has an unwavering focus on improvement. I am very proud of his performance in Dallas, Texas at Junior Gold, and I am looking forward to our upcoming season so we can harness his momentum in hopes for a national championship."
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