Plainview, NY: Utrice Coleman, Deer Park, NY earned $1,000 and her first LIGBT trophy at AMF Plainview on Sunday. Despite the fact this was Utrice’s first final shootout, she bowled with confidence and dominated with a 283 handicap game. Finishing second, and earning $500 with a 241 handicap game, was John Saputo, Centereach, NY. Third place went to Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY who earned $300 with a 232.
In the final shootout Utrice took immediate control with a triple and never had an open frame in the title match. Despite the fact Utrice was getting the most handicap she defeated the other two bowlers scratch! The real competition was for second place and once John marked in the tenth he secured his highest finish ever in an LIGBT tournament.
The AMF Plainview tournament drew a great crowd of 122 bowlers in the 2-squad event. A total of 28 bowlers cashed in the $4,260 prize fund. The scores were moderate all day as the cut in the 1pm squad was 685 and 687 in the 3pm squad. High handicap series went to Jae Yi, Flushing, NY with a 776 in the 3pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap singles event at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, April 21st (1pm & 3pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 and 1 in 5 each squad will advance to the finals. For complete results of the AMF Plainview tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.