ANN ARBOR, Mich. –The Spring Arbor University men's and women's bowling teams competed in the first WHAC Jamboree of the season on Saturday. The Cougar men finished in ninth place while the women posted an eighth place finish.
EVENT: WHAC Jamboree #1
TEAM FINISH: Men – 9th/10; Women – 8th/9
LOCATION: Westland Bowl | Ann Arbor, Mich.
- The Spring Arbor men opened in solid fashion posting games of 915 and 952 to begin the tournament. The Cougars were in the hunt at the midway point, but were unable to keep pace.
- In the baker games, the men's squad struggled to find its rhythm, averaging just a 608. The Cougars would finish the tournament with a total pinfall of 5913.
- The women's team finished in eighth place with a 776.25 average in its eight games. The Cougars started with four individual games and went 797-738-824-783. Then, in the Baker format, SAU went 628-626-563-630 for a total of 5589.
- Austin Kraemer was the top finisher for the Cougar men with 751 pins and a 187.75 average over four games. He finished in 19th place overall in a field of 91 bowlers and rolled a high-game of 227.
- Adam LaRoe was close behind in 22nd with 736 pins and a 184.00 average. LaRoe posted high-games of 204 and 203.
- On the women's side, Sabrina Ball led the way for SAU. Ball placed 22nd with 676 pins and a 169.00 average. Hanna Irvin accumulated 671 pins and a 167.75 average for 25th place overall.
- Lawrence Tech swept both the men's and women's titles at the first WHAC Jamboree. The Blue Devil men totaled 6956 pins while the women's team finished with 6556.
- Davenport's Sean Taylor was the men's individual champion with 896 pins and averaging a 224.00 over his four games. Indiana Tech's Jamiee Jaskie earned the top spot on the women's side with a 802 pins and a 200.50 average.
The Cougars will take some time off before traveling to Adrian, Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 5 for the Adrian College Open.