TECUMSEH, Mich.--The Adrian College Bulldogs men's team bowled their first tournament of the season at the Siena Heights University Halo Open on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Ten Pin Alley.
The team was able to bring an A and B team for the competition against 12 varsity teams and two junior varsity teams. The format for the tournament consisted of two baker sets and six individual games which will determine the winner of the tournament. The condition for the tournament was college bowling short pattern #1, which can be found at collegebowling.com.
The teams bowled well as the A team took the lead for varsity right off the start. They went into six individual games and were able obtain second place out of the 12 teams. Bowling Green State University was able to pull out the victory, leading the tournament by 179 pins. Adrian College took the runner-up spot by five pins over third-place was Olivet College. Other teams that placed in the top-six consisted of Spring Arbor University, Siena Heights and Bethel University.
Individually, freshman Cameron Klein (pictured, below) was able to lead the team with a solid 1133 for six games, taking fourth out of 89 bowlers. Klein was able to obtain an all-tournament team award in his collegiate career debut. Also helping the team was junior Jansen Stone who took 12th place. The other two bowlers who helped the team succeed were junior Chase Fleming who took 16th place and senior Austin Foate who took 20th place.
The top bowler from the tournament was first-place Ameer Lawrence from Bethel with a 1211 series, which is a 201.8 average. He was the only bowler to go over a 200 average. Following was second-place Tyler Lowenstein from Bowling Green with a 1177, third-place was Falcons teammate Steven Kocher and fifth-place Dylan Bentley from Spring Arbor.
--Austin Foate '20, Sports Management major and The College World sportswriter