Women’s Masters will be wide open

Bowling

This year’s Princeton Women’s Masters Bowling Tournament will be wide open.

Defending champ Shannon Allen, who won her second Masters title in five years last year, will be sidelined with recent surgery.

Top returners include 2019 champ Melinda Camp, last year’s runner-up. Rounding out the top five last year were former champs Anna Flaig and Cari Hanson along with Danielle Hoopes.

Allen, who won her first title in 2016, had the highest tournament average last year with 188.5 and collected 92.20 Petersen points. She knocked down 1,025 pins over the tournament’s two weekends

The first ball will roll at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pin Splitter Lanes, continuing to next weekend.

* Pin notes: Michael Camp, who placed in the top five in the Men’s Masters, bowled his 10th career 300 game Wednesday night at Pin Splitter Lanes. He has rolled three 300s in four weeks.

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR for more than 34 years and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Morton Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and has won numerous IPA press awards.