Former Redskin and now Davenport University Bowler Sean Black from Port Clinton finished second in the Michigan Junior Masters Association (MJMA) Tournament at Plaza Lanes in Plymouth, MI, Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24.
Competing on a 39’ flat sport lane condition, Sean finished 8 games qualifying Saturday in fifth place. He went 8-3-1 in match games Sunday to qualify for the five man stepladder in third place. He defeated Vincent Papais from Sterling Heights, MI, 232-191, then defeated Michigan High School Bowler of the Year Alex Ouellette from Bay City, MI, 200-191, then tied the Championship game to Antwar Howard from Flint before losing 10-8 in a 1 frame roll.
This is his second consecutive second place finish as he was second in the Junior Tournament Bowlers Association (JTBA) event in Toledo last weekend.
“This was another solid tournament; by far the hardest condition I’ve bowled in any tournament,” said Black. “The key this weekend was staying mentally strong and making spares. I am continuing to throw the ball well and am managing the pocket real well which allows me to score better on the more demanding conditions. Another second place finish makes me happy, but the way in which I got to that point leaves me very disappointed. Overall a solid performance on brutal conditions.”