SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – After nearly a month-long layoff, the Spring Arbor University men's and women's bowling teams were back in action on Saturday at the Adrian College Open, held at the Lenawee County Recreation Center. The Cougar men finished in ninth place while the women placed sixth.
EVENT: Adrian College Open
TEAM FINISH: Men – 9th/14; Women – 6th/8
LOCATION: Lenawee County Recreation Center | Adrian, Mich.
- The Spring Arbor men finished ninth out of 14 teams with 6225 pins. The Cougars posted a team-high 956 in the individual games before moving into the Baker games.
- The SAU women placed sixth out of eight teams with 5585 pins.
- Austin Kraemer continued his outstanding season as he paced the Cougar men's squad. Kraemer finished in 14th place out of 104 bowlers with 784 total pins. His average score over four games was 196.0 while posting a high-game o f203.
- Corey Gill and Tucker Hemmila followed for SAU in 23rd and 30th place, respectively. Gill finished with 734 pins and Hemmila collected 701.
- On the women's side, Kelsey Thomas led the way for Spring Arbor. Thomas finished in 18th place overall out of 54 competitors with 642 pins. She also posted a new season high-game with a 186.
- Sabrina Ball, Stephanie Waddell, Hanna Irvin and Kassi Martin all followed close behind. Ball finished with a 634, Waddell and Irvin had a 615, and Martin turned in a 561.
- Concordia University earned the top spot on the men's side with a 7060 total pin fall, while host Adrian claimed first place for the women with a final score of 6641.
- Adrian also boasted the individual men's and women's champions as Dylin Hunter captured the men's title and Jennifer Kelly won the women's.
Spring Arbor will resume conference play on Saturday, Nov. 12 as it travels to Comstock Park, Michigan for the WHAC Jamboree #2, hosted by Aquinas College at Westgate Lanes.