Lena Hill won the women’s high average award at the Greater Lexington USBC’s annual meeting. She became only the second woman to best Melinda Craig for high average in the last 21 seasons.
Hill posted a 219 average in the Strike Force League at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland to edge Craig by two pins.
Craig, whose average came in the Bobby Conley Memorial League at Eastland, had led local women’s bowlers every year but one since the 1995-96 season. In 2007-08, her average was two pins behind Melanie Fairchild’s 220.
The men’s high average award went to Kenny Stephens, who posted a 239 in the James R. Wafford Memorial League at Southland. Stephens was one pin short of his own personal record set during the 2005-06 season. The association’s record is 242, set by Chip Aki in 1999-2000.
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The senior women’s high average award went to Becky Flora with a 195, and Steve Delles led the senior men with a 209.
The high series for women, 765, was rolled by Amanda Pugh in the Strike Force League. The men’s top series was Jody Wafford’s 868 in the James R. Wafford Memorial League.
The association presented its annual Julie Whitaker Memorial Award for service to the sport to the late Jane Johnson. Johnson, who passed away last year, was a longtime member of the old Lexington Women’s Association board and was serving as sergeant at arms of the Greater Lexington USBC at the time of her death. She chaired several committees over the years and was a longtime tournament official.
The association elected Helen Gilkerson to her third two-year term as the Greater Lexington USBC’s president. Joann Campbell was re-elected as second vice president.
Eight directors were up for election. Louise Black, Celia Cooper, Melinda Craig, Lena Hill, Bill Hohensee, Joann Herndon, Jean Southern and Barbara Underwood were chosen.