Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland's Crystal Land captured the girls' division of the Kentucky Youth Open on Sunday. Each of the four centers in Louisville hosting the three-day event used a different Sport Bowling pattern, and bowlers had to roll a six-game qualifying block at each site. The four centers were Fern Valley Strike & Spare, Dixie Bowl, Shively Strike & Spare and AMF Derby Lanes, which hosted the finals.
Land won $250 in scholarship money and rolled a high game of 278. Second place went to Chelsea Stephens of Frankfort, who also bowls at Eastland. She got a $150 scholarship. The best finish by a local boy was third by Ben Pallardy, who bowls at Southland.
■ Corey Gillespie flirted with an 800 on Monday in the Adult Child league at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland. Gillespie posted games of 257-268-256 for a 781. Gillespie was hoping to reach that elusive 800, an accomplishment never reached by his grandmother Helen Gilkerson, a Hall of Famer who is president of the Lexington Women's Bowling Association. She rolled the second 300 in Lexington history, at Southland in 1971.
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