MARIETTA, Ga. – The University of Pikeville bowling teams continued their solid pace this weekend as they competed in the Brunswick Southern Open.
The UPIKE women finished third in a field of 18 teams, four of which are Top 10 programs, while the men were fourth out of 22 teams.
In the women’s draw, McKendree (Ill.) won the title, with Webber International (Fla.) finishing second. Pikeville was followed by Lindenwood (Mo.).
Three Bears made the all-tournament team, finishing in the top five among individual competitors. Junior Christina Halen was second with an average of 200.1, while sophomore Astrid Valiente was third with an average of 194. Senior Brandy Hensley finished fifth with a 189 average.
On the men’s side, the champion was Lindenwood, followed by Webber International, Florida State and the Bears.
Sophomore Lucas Hohnstein of Boise, Idaho, was ninth in a crowded field of individuals with an average of 202. Teammate Fidel Marchena, a senior from the Dominican Republic, was 11th overall and averaged 199.
The teams will be back in action this weekend when they travel to participate in the Raider Classic. While the men compete in Dayton, Ohio, the women will be in Kettering, Ohio, for the same event.