PALOS VERDES BOWL
champs Ryan Lee & Lexi Cassman with Harley Sweigart, Garrett Lee, Jacey Opiana
Ryan Lee and Lexi Cassman struck their way to JBT titles, in terrific JBT Southern California Conference action at Torrance's Palos Verdes Bowl.
Lee made a wonderful run up the scratch division stepladder, beginning with a 212-192 win over youngster (and rapidly improving) Elias O'Hollaren. Lee then outsruck Harley Sweigart in a classic score-fest 266-248. Aginst top seed Cerell Cardines, Lee, who has one of the best strike balls on Tour, maintained his good look while Cardines struggled, and the 224-170 final result was good for the 4th title of his JBT career. Cerell settled for second in a string of runner-up finishes that he's sure to break out of soon.
Emily Cheesman broke out of a recent slump with a 225-176 win over previous day's champ Lindsay Greim to start the handicap stepladder finals. Lexi Cassman then stopped Emily 217-191 to move on to the final. Top seed Josh Karney has been knocking on the door of a title often lately, but Lexi would have none of it, firing 267 scratch to beat Josh 283-221 to earn the first title of her JBT career.
Garrett Lee defeated O'Hollaren in an entertaining U17 finale 235-224, when Elias couldn't get all three in the tenth to tie. The Priority Girls Scratch match was able to even top that, as Cassman was looking to finish her off her breakthrough weekend with that win. She started with the first six strikes, but Jacey Opiana never quit, tossing the back seven to catch Lexi 245-229 and earn that subdivision win!
Big thanks to the team at PV for hosting us for the first time in quite a while, we hope to be back soon! Check out our upcoming schedule and come on down to get in on all the fun!
|Palos Verdes- final results and scholarship winners|
|1||Cardines 290||Karney 295|
|2||O'Hollaren 286||Cassman 283|
|3||Cardines 279||Gonzalez 276|
|4||Schneider 279||Redfield 269|
|5||Geronimo 278||Cassman 268|
|4||K Abigania -55|
|5||L Greim -56|
|1||Cardines +266||L Greim +184|
|2||R Lee +252||Cassman +175|
|3||Sweigart +220||Cheesman +114|
|2||G Lee +155*|
|Total Awarded This Event: $1,553|