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May 11, 2013

Patti Gay column: Mike Doyle sets pace with 742 series

PORT ARTHUR — The Valero league had the hottest lanes, as Mike Doyle was on spot and rolled the high series for the week at Max Bowl Port Arthur.  Starting with his low game, a 215, Mike continued on with a 279 and 248 for a 742 series.  Congratulations Mike!  

    Following him with honorable mention was: Kirwin Melo-263-243-225-731, Derek Williams-225-248-258-731, Branden Powell-255-246-228-729, Tom Roberts-245-257-218-720, Rick Hermsen-224-231-257-712, Erik Postula-216-227-267-710, Russell Hebert-221-237-248-706, Skipper Arsenault-279-212-213-704, and Bill White-253-234-215-702.

MONDAY SENIORS:  Tommy Girolamo-278-230-690, Phil Rogers-213-210-594, Bill Blackman-226-579, Paul McDaniel-199-190-552, Paul Vaughan-224, Art Leon-190

VALERO:  Mike Doyle-215-279-248-742, Kirwin Melo-263-243-225-731, Russell Hebert-221-237-248-706, Skipper Arsenault-279-212-213-704, Bill White-253-234-215-702, Sean Mouchette-269-676, John Allen-244-674, Shane Harlow-246-673, Kurt Cullums-226-671, Eric Monarch-226-655, John Parent-225-642, Lewis Garza-244-638, Brandi Batson-216-606, Eric Kyles-205-587, Sammy McGlory-248-581, Chris Marze-205-574, Larry St Andrew-204-549, Blaine Davis-184-542, Jan Cates-197-532, Robert Foret-169-456, Teri Lamance-174-425, Bebe Nugier-156-415, Joey Ancelet-145-394, Tray Batson-252, CJ Moity-245, Rusty Doucet-231, Ashley Nunez-224, Kelly Gaspard-221, Leonard Casmore-220, James Neel-220, Bob Cullums-218, Shannon Quinn-211, Paul Mann-203, Richard Lamance-202, Diana Dennis-173, Aaron Grossman-171, Joshua Richard-142

ROAD RUNNERS:  Rick Hermsen-233-689, Oliver Balagot-222-581, Lewis Garza-219-579, John Anderson-187-530, Blanch Comeaux-189-193-508, Roger Hartwig-259, Gary Vincent-228, Marvin Ermel-212, Judy Arsenault-204

QUEEN TUMBLERS:  Connie Mathison-246-567, June Badon-181-479, Emily Davis-147-169-441, Lynne Richter-194

GOLDEN OLDIES SRS:  Cliff Mosley-203-594, Venix Morris-211-205-568, James Pitre-223, Cynthia Williams-162

MID COUNTY MIXED: Ryan Cooper-236-267-202-705, Rose Quirante-163-184-513, Chuck Hall-222, Marvin Balagot-213, Shirley Agustin-184, Resty Baluyot-183

FUNBOWLERS:  RaeAnna Todora-264-692, Bo Cohrt-247-685, James Roberson-231-234-663, Shannon O’Connor-216-212-214-642, James Neel-216-620, Aubrey McKee-234-580, Kerry Stevens-232-574, Patsy Ronquille-205-550, Dee Dennis-213-541, Alan Kay-222-530, Dawn Carona-199-522, Charles Venable-212-519, Shawn Sachs-185-177-480, Chayla Merritt-148-401, Richard Beaumont-231, Bob Grusecki-212, Rusty Crow-204, Ronald Leonard-202, Kathy Perio-190, Melinda Badon-180, Kaleena Lamb-159, Dean Wersig-135

MEGA MONEY:  Derek Williams-225-248-258-731, Branden Powell-255-246-228-729, Tom Roberts-245-257-218-720, Rick Hermsen-224-231-257-712, Erik Postula-216-227-267-710, Jonathan Martin-243-689, John Lemonis-253-227-682, Chuck Burns-235-230-678, Jeff Hayes-255-662, Lyn Bourgeois-248-654, David Feldschau-235-654, Hardy Charles-247-648, Devin Rankin-222-642, Jim Singleton-225-222-629, Troy Berg-232-595, Casey Smith-232-592, Gina Wilson-225-588, Cole Guidry-207-225-587, Dustin richardson-212-575, Isaac Rollins Jr-199-190-525, Linda Morris-202-508, Ruthie Wolfe-178-432, Gary Martin-265, Mark Maxwell-246, Bobby Clark-243, Lewis Garza-242, Bob Bellow-241, Derrick Pete-240, Richard Calder-238, Rhonda Stout-235, Wayne Pratt-233, Randy Callahan-230, Marcus Joseph-223, Benjamin Wolfe-222, Karen Bellow-220, Rob Lowe-215, Jonathan Wolfe-214, Ryan Smith-213, Cory Walker-210, Don Pope-204, Kristen Williams-188

STARS OF TOMORROW:  Katie Quinn-211-213-592


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