Bill Laurenson rolled a 701 series to lead the men and Willie Mae Joyner a 597 to pace the women in the NW La. District Bowling Singles Wednesday at All-Star Lanes. Each got gold medallions for their age group.
Joyner had to use a different ball than she employs regularly, but she found the results pleasing. “I came to win the gold,” she said afterwards. She and Clarence Greene had combined to win a bronze medal in mixed doubles earlier in these senior games. Wednesday, she managed the high game of the day among the women (214) on her way to taking home the gold.
Laurensen posted the high series on the day with games on games of 213, 242 and 246. Steve McCarter, in winning the 60-64 age bracket gold, and Clarence Greene in the men’s 65-69 age bracket matched Laurensen’s 246. Laurensen had to fight his way past Randy White for the gold in their age group. White opened with a 226 to Laurensen’s 213. The winner then rolled his 242 to a 224 by White and closed with the 246 to White’s 232 that gave him second with a 682 series.
McCarter’s 678 series beat Ronnie Miller by 11 pins in the 60-64 bracket. They both had to track down Jeff Wilcox who opened with a 237 and a 30-pin edge over the field.
In winning the gold in men’s 65-69, Bob McCollum tied McCarter for the third best series of the day (678), behind Laurensen and White.
FEMALE: 50-59–Gayle Pearce (491) Gold. Rosemary Crawford (447) Silver. Debbie Burch (376) Bronze. 60-64–Paula Hadwin (527) Gold. Kay Free (492) Silver. Meme Briggs (412) Bronze. 65-69–Willie Mae Joyner (597) Gold. Susan Berry (519) Silver. Jane Pace (509) Bronze. 70-74–Jo Ann Henderson (522) Gold. Alice Blake (480) Silver. Brenda Beck (447) Bronze. 75-79–Red Fletcher (567) Gold. Jo Ann Smith (55) Silver. Mary Price (512) Bronze. 80-plus–Jimmie Moreland (484) Gold. Betty Hustead (433) Silver.
MALE: 50-59–Bill Laurenson (701) Gold. Randy White (682) Silver. Skip Crawford (541) Bronze. 60-64–Steve McCarter (678) Gold. Ronnie Miller (667) Silver. Jeff Wilcox (613) Bronze. 65-69–Bob McCollum (658) Gold. Bill Free (614) Silver. Bennie Davison (592) Bronze. 70-74–Mike Berry (672) Gold. Fred Walter (649) Silver. Don Preuett (603) Bronze. 75-79–Bert Carroll (597) Gold. Jim Draper (565) Silver. Gary Price (554) Bronze. 80-plus–Ernest Good (466). Dick Hainey (441) Silver. Bob Bell (424) Bronze.