JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Corry’s Aaron Cressley competed in the 18th season of the Keystone Junior Bowlers Tour at the Jamestown Bowling Company and came home with quite a trophy.
In the first round, Cressley threw games of 185, 178 and 236 for a 599 series. That put him in first place with Phil Mathews at 552 and Vinney Venall at 503.
Mathews, as the reigning champ from Ashtabula, Ohio, automatically advanced to the head-to-head round two.
Cressley bested Mathews, 179-154, earned the reigning champion trophy in his age bracket.
He’ll defend that title on Feb. 28, 2010 in Butler.
In Sunday’s round three, adding all age classes, Cressley wound up second. Nate Rhodes (223) was first followed by Cressley (193), Taylor West (176) and Tyler Weiss (144).
All group champions, plus the top eight season-point leaders, qualify to bowl for $5,000 in scholarship money during the Tournament of Champions in Mercer set for June.