champs Cortez Schenck & Kyle Ponzo
Cortez Schenck remained red hot, while Kyle Ponzo completed an Arizona sweep, in exciting JBT Mojave Conference action at Sunset Station's Strike Zone in Henderson.
In the scratch division, Joe Grondin walloped them in qualifying to grab the top spot for matchplay, but matchplay proved to be a cruel test for all the top seeds, as the Joe and the rest of the top four all lost in round two. In the resulting semifinals, previous day's champ Schenck beat Randi Speiler in her return to the top four, while KJ Martinez, who earlier beat Grondin, now beat Utah's Talon Hendrickson to set up the title match.
In the finale between two Arizona veterans, Schenck remained untouchable, stopping KJ 223-196 for back to back wins on the weekend, his fourth title in a row overall, and 44th of his ridiculously good JBT career.
Handicap division bowlers were eventually carved down to four semifinalists as well, and in that round Kyle Ponzo defeated Nathan Hanuscin, and Veronica Schleicher beat Eric Torrence to set up that title match. In the finale, Veronica took the early lead as Kyle could not catch a double. That changed in the second half, as Ponzo, another Arizona bowler, strung four in a row and then held on for a 224-213 win, good for the third title of his JBT career.
Thanks as always to the team at Strike Zone, again the home of the TPC, for hosting out regular season events as well. Want in on all the fun and excitement? Just come on out to our next JBT event, it's as simple as that!
|Strike Zone- final results and scholarship winners|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,249|
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