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Luken finishes first in pro-am (08-07-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 08:47
Gary Luken won the adult pro-am at the PBA50 Central/Midwest Classic at Al-Mar Lanes.
The youth winners were Nico Calderon, Quinn Beeker, Sofia Calderon and Eclipse Stockwell.
He earned $175 for the win. Interestingly, it cost him much more than the payout, as he is one of the two titled sponsors of the Professional Bowlers Association senior regional event through his Gerdeman Insurance Agency. The other sponsor was the Al Smith car dealerships.
Luken entered with a 167 average and bowled games of 214, 232 and 276 for a 722 series and received 735 from his pro partners to total 1,595 with handicap for the win.
The tournament used the no-tap scoring where nine pins knocked down on the first ball counts as a strike.
Second place, worth $100, went to Chris Diller at 1,577, 1including a 248 high game for the 132-average bowler. Mike Diller was close behind at 1,572, good for third place at 1,572. Mike Diller entered with a 192 average and had high games of 263 and 260 in his 744 set. Both received 748 sets from the pros.
Paul Hernandez and Tony Romaker completed the top five with 1,568 and 1,549, respectively.
Rounding out the top 10, in order, were, Michael Wachter, 1,549; Brian Celler and Mike Farr tied, each 1,543; Bill Schumacher, 1,537; and Gene Van De Velde, 1,536. It took a score of 1,491 to make the prize list.
Nico Calderon was the champion in the bantam division with his 1,541 total. The 99-average bowler rolled games of 181, 122 and 148 and received an 850 total from the pros. The top three in the division all had the same pro total. Jarrad Main, (61 average) had games of 99, 117 and 90 for 1,489 to earn second place in the division; while Garrett Genson was third at 1,473.
Beeker took top honors in the prep division with a 1,628 total boosted by a perfect 900 from the pros. The 112-average bowler had games of 178, 165 and 175 for the winning total with handicap. Erin Spangenberg was second at 1,616, also with the 900 pro total. Spangenberg entered with a 133 average had a 212 high game. Kelly Miller was third at 1,614.
Sofia Calderon won the junior division with the high total of any division at 1,713. Entering with a 157 average, She bowled outstanding games of 224, 264 and 223 for a 711 series. Her pros gave her a 900 total as well for the winning total with handicap. Second place in the division went to Ty Gibson at 1,642.  Gibson (101 average) bowled games of 200, 168 and 171 and received an 866 total fro the pros. Third place went to Destiny Garner at 1,633.
Stockwell took the oldest division, the majors with a 1,667 total. She entered with a 161 average and bowled games of 277, 251 and 260 for a 796 series and received only a 786 from her pros, as she beat her pros actual total. Her handicap accounted for the difference. Justin Overhulse finished second, 20 pins back at 1,647. He had the high amateur set with his games of 278, 285 and 286 for an outstanding 849. His 195 average only yielded 12 pins handicap and he also had a 786 from the pros. The final medal in the division went to Jacob Spangenberg at 1,621. He had games of 236, 297 and 278 for a nice 801 total.
Cullen Plocek and Kyle Waynick rolled the only youth 300 games in the event. Nate Henschen rolled the high game for the adult amateurs with a 280 effort.

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