Dallas, Texas (July 23, 2018) – Incoming freshman Rebecca Dodson finished 74th out of 856 participants in the U-20 girls division at the prestigious Junior Gold Championships in Dallas, Texas.
Fellow incoming freshmen Ashley Santos (154th), Barbara Hawes (216th), Tamera Stanton (398th), Erin Burkart (661st) and Kayla Durbala (677th) also competed in the event.
After four days of qualifying that consisted of 16 games of bowling, the field was cut to the top-123 for an advancers round. Dodson sat in 60th place with a 3,087 (192.94 average) total. The final advancers round cut to the top-64, where Dodson found herself a mere 19-pins out of cut.
"This past week in Dallas showed the future potential of Mount Bowling," said Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "Our ladies were up against some of the best in the country, many of them with at least a season or two of collegiate bowling under their belt. They held their own against tough competition and lane patterns."
"For some members of our team, this was their first time experiencing Junior Gold. That in itself is a whole learning experience. The important thing is they got a brief taste of the competition they will face at the collegiate level. We are excited to hit the ground running in October."
The 856-participants in the U-20 division of this year's Junior Gold Championships was an all-time high after the same division brought in 840 competitors to Cleveland, Ohio last year. Future announced site locations include Detroit in 2019 and Indianapolis in 2020.