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Hanson claims sixth Masters

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 2:06 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 2:13 p.m. CDT
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Cari Hanson (center) won her sixth Princeton Masters Crown with a record 101.2 Peterson Points. Other top five bowlers were Melinda Camp (from left) in third, Sherry Allen, fourth, Anna Flaig, second) and Shannon Allen, fifth.

PRINCETON — Cari Hanson used a record-setting performance to claim her sixth Masters championship at Crown Lanes Sunday.

Hanson finished out strong, rolling the high series of 1061 with the high game of 238 for Sunday’s final round. That allowed her to tally a personal and Masters record 101.2 Peterson points, becoming the first to crack the 100-point plateau.

“After the first weekend of tournament I felt great. The second weekend on Saturday, I didn’t bowl as well as I would’ve liked with a 981 but it was enough to keep me with a great lead going into Sunday,” Hanson said.

Hanson held the highest series of the tournament with 1,031 and won the pins over average for the tournament with 22 pins over average, averaging 209. She previously won the Masters in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2011.

Runner-up Anna Flaig had 88.16 followed by Melinda Camp (87.3), Sherry Allen (86.47) and Shannon Allen (86.15).

“It was a great bunch of ladies this year and kudos to the youngest bowler, Nicole Walker, on bowling well her first year,” Hanson said.

Walker, 19, finished holding the highest game of the tournament with 246. She had Saturday’s high series (985) and high game (223).

Flaig had Sunday’s second high game of 234 with Shannon Allen claiming the second high game on Saturday of 218.

Camp won the sportsmanship award in memory of Darlene Shepard, which was presented by her daughters, Cathy Shepard and Sandy Borges, and her granddaughter, Emileigh Shepard.

Correction: J.T. Dant came in fourth in the men’s regular tournament, then defeated David Tuft before falling to Randy Dalrymple. Last week’s story incorrectly stated he lost to Tuft. The BCR regrets the error.

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