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Day wins 9-pin, no-tap sweeper

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brian Day from Hardy won the 9-pin, no-tap handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl July 26.

Day defeated Keith Anderson from Batesville in the final game for $452 and champion status.

After five games, the field was cut to the top eight bowlers.

Randy Henry from Thayer was top seed with 1331.

Day was second with 1286.

Danny Ruff from Ozark Acres was third with 1285. Fourth was Mike Hildebrand from Branson with 1245.

Fifth was Jason Hildebrand, also from Branson, with 1240.

In sixth was Anderson with 1240.

In seventh was Bud Gustafson from Cherokee Village. Eighth place went to Nelson Carroll from Paragould with 1218.

Two 300 games were rolled during qualifying. The first rolled was by Mary Ivy of Manilla and the second was rolled by Ruff. They each received a free singles entry into the Indian Hills Open scheduled for Sept.12-Oct. 4.

The top eight finishers were seeded into a single game bracket elimination format.

After the first round elimination, finishing positions were: 8th: Gustafson, $68; 7th: Hildebrand, $92; 6th: Ruff, $127; 5th: Henry, $152.

The second round finishing positions were: 4th: Carroll, $202; 3rd: Hildebrand, $252.

The final game went down to the final frame when Day needed one pin to shutout Anderson.

Day picked up the 6 pin after leaving the 6-7 split in the 11th frame to take the championship.

Anderson received $312 for second place.

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