HELENA -- The Master-Masterette’s Scholarship Bowling Tournament was held at Sleeping Giant Lanes recently, with Caylor Cox and Bryan Platts producing the top scores for local keglers. Cox posted the high scratch game and scratch four-game series, firing a 289 and 1,028, respectively; while Platts rolled the top handicap game at 306. Toby Ottenbacher (Billings) amassed the high handicap series of 958.
There were 61 youth entries in the preliminary qualifying rounds – 40 in the handicap division and 21 in the scratch division. The top 16 from each division moved on to finals. Everyone bowled three games and the top eight advanced to match play.
In the scratch event, Cox earned a $300 scholarship, followed by runner-up Brenden Haight with a $200 scholarship. In the handicap division, winner Laryah Basurto garnered a $300 scholarship, with second-place finisher Jaret Lindgren receiving a $200 scholarship. Sarah Morand (third) and Hannah Smith (fourth), received $100 and $50 scholarships, respectively. All six are from Helena.
Cox shot three of the top five games in the tourney, with a 289, 268 and 244. Platts' 255 was No. 3, and Nathanael Hafer (Helena) was sixth at 238.