Amateur rolls 300 in national league play at Towson


Mike Todd, bowling in the National Amateur Bowling League Sunday at Fair Lanes Towson, rolled a 300 game and a 741 set. Bill Raymond recorded a 265-268-235--768, bowling in the same league.

Also at Fair Lanes Towson, Charles Sutherland rolled a 702 set in the Monday Night Rollers League and Keith Lambert had a 211-252-213--676 in the Chesapeake Men's League.

Four 299 games were rolled Monday night in the Baltimore Men's Scratch Classic at Country Club Lanes. Larry Nalls, Bill Plagianakos, Rick Morrison and Brian Hickey all came within one pin of a perfect game.

Carol Tracey has the high average among women bowling at Country Club Lanes, and Mark Willis has the men's high average, 237.

Three Marylanders won money in the recent Cambridge Bowling Pro-Am Tournament in Reno, Nev.

In the women's division, Stacey Gonzales of Temple Hills finished 28th and Brenda Henckel of Easton finished 30th. Each won $650. In the men's division, Herbert Morris of Chesapeake City finished 39th and won $600. Janet Young of Middletown, Del., finished 21st among the women and won $750, and Scott Cecil of Seaford, Del., finished 32nd and won $650.

Bruce Hollen of Baltimore earned a berth in the 1991 Tournament Champions for his victory in the recent Professional Bowlers Association Resident Pro tournament in Tacoma, Wash.

Hollen, who was the top seed after qualifying with a 12-4-0 record and 7,814 pins, had to rally in his championship match against Mike Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas. Hollen fell behind after he did not convert his 4-6-10 first-frame split, but rallied with a double. When Scroggins left the third frame open, Hollen grabbed an 11-pin lead that he never relinquished. He doubled in the eight and ninth frames, but Scroggins tripled, forcing Hollen to get a mark to maintain his lead and win the first $6,000 prize.

"I wanted to strike, because I didn't want to make a spare to win," Hollen said. "I just let the ball go and it did the rest."

The left-hander jumped high in the air when the ball hit the pocket and took out all the pins, clinching a 214-202 victory. Hollen, 30, is the first Eastern bowler to win the tournament since 1985.

Mark Bowers of Aberdeen finished 64th in the same tournament and earned $238.

Fair Lanes will conduct its annual New Year's Open Tournament Jan. 1 at Fair Lanes Towson. Squad times will be 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The six-game tournament is open to men and women, with total scratch pin-fall determining the winner. The first prize will be $1,000; second place will get $500, and third will receive $300. For more information, call 825-4100.

Steve Lazor of Baltimore, who rolled a 1,352 -- an average of 225 per game -- is the defending champion.

The annual Tommy Forsythe Memorial Duckpin Open will be held Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 at Fair Lanes Middlesex.

The mixed-doubles event, worth $1,000 to the winning pair and $500 for second place, will be five games, with total scratch pin-fall determining the champion. Squad times will be 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 5.

Diane Jasper and Chuck Hicks of Laurel are the defending champions. For more information, call 686-2121.

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