Lafko, Ashley, Wiernicki gain tourney semifinals


Three more players moved into the Aug. 23 semifinals of the Country Club Lanes Classic Tournament last weekend.

Brian Lafko of Baltimore rolled a 927 set to move up in the A Division; Chuck Ashley of Cockeysville bowled 863 in B Division; and Cheryl Wiernicki of Chester, Pa., gained a spot in C Division with 797. All scores are based on four games plus handicap.

Lafko also won a Hammer ball for a 268 game. Mike Tillman of Edgewood earned a Hammer ball with a 235 game.

Baltimore bowlers score

The Misfits of Germantown moved into second place in the handicap doubles division of the Hanover (Pa.) Bowling Centre's Tournament, which ends late next month.

The Misfits, led by Robert Dixon's 634 series, scored 3,041 to trail Tidewater Bowling Club of Virginia, which has 3,115. The Misfits' high game was 1,090.

A pair of Baltimoreans were ousted from first place in the handicap doubles division when Donald Taylor and James Martin from Lumberton, N.C., rolled 1,430. Terle Jones and Diana Freeland of Baltimore had been the leaders with 1,416. Taylor also moved into first place in the handicap singles with 986, three pins ahead of Lorna Rollins of Temple Hills, who has 983.

Other leaders after the first 12 weeks of competition are: Singles Scratch -- Dave Frascatore, Amsterdam, N.Y., 881. Doubles scratch -- Steve Rotherberger and John Delp of Westminster, 1,328. Team scratch -- Coor's Light, Reading, Pa., 2,836.

Top individual efforts by Marylanders last weeked included: Glen Shipe, Owings Mills, 235; Barb Shipe, Owings Mills, 235; Rollins, Temple Hills, 242; James Austin, New Carrollton, 268; Bill Plagianakos, Baltimore, 245; Scott Poe, Glen Burnie, 233; Jeannie Malone, Takoma Park, 222; Barbara Johnson, Temple Hills, 211; Lawrence Lindsey, Hillcrest Heights, 254; Betty Range, Fort Washington, 232; John Andolina, Randallstown, 235; and Denise Womack-Pryor, Capital Heights, 236.

Kuhn finishes 23rd

Debbie Kuhn of Baltimore finished 23rd in the Hammer Open at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick, N.J., and earned $155 for her 1,832 pin total.

McLean in tourney

Former Perry Hall resident Rod McLean, now bowling out of Las Vegas and a member of Team USA the past three years, is competing in the Team USA National Finals in San Diego today. The top six men and women will represent the United States in international competitions next year.

Tragert scores

John Tragert of Gaithersburg finished 52nd in the Columbia Open in San Antonio and won $760.

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