Henry Teetz III of West Allis, Wis., calmly threw three of the best shots of his United States Bowling Congress Open Championships career to cap off the first 800 series of the 2012 event and claim the Regular Singles lead at the Baton Rouge River Center on April 1.
The 40-year-old right-hander struck 21 times in his final 24 shots to grab the top spot with games of 232, 279 and 289 for 800 on the nose. Andrew Kleutgen of Wild Rose, Wis., previously held the lead with 785.
“I can’t describe how I’m feeling,” said Teetz, who broke the 700 mark at the USBC Open Championships only one other time, while maintaining a 203.5 average for 20 years. “It’s actually been a great tournament for me. The guys I bowl with are great and helped me calm down, so I could do what I did. It’s just a great experience. It’s the first time I’ve experienced something like this at this type of event.”
Teetz added a 645 series in doubles and 617 in team for a career-best all-events total of 2,062. He and 2009 Regular All-Events champion Ron Vokes, who had 1,870, helped Five Horsemen of Racine, Wis., into the Team All-Events lead with a 9,731 total. They were joined by senior standout Ben Hoefs (1,987), Kyle Geurtsen (1,962) and Mike Jamrose (1,850). Legend of Dung Ho of Cerritos, Calif., previously held the Team All-Events lead with 9,666.
As posted on digitalbowling.com