Local bowlers a hit at USBC Open and Women's City Tournament

Longtime Butte bowling standout Mark Hodges added to his legend in the city tournament held recently.

Hodges rolled a 647 in the team event, 661 in the doubles and 685 singles for a winning scratch all events total of 1,993 pins in the fourth annual City Championship Bowling Tournament governed by the United States Bowling Congress.

Dan Evangeline captured the handicapped all events with a 1,839 that included scratch scores of 502 in team, 674 in doubles, and 663 in singles.

Todd Edelen and Nate Gelling won the handicapped doubles with scratch scores of 670 and 731 respectively, and a handicapped total of 1,535.

Chad Heath won the handicapped singles title with a scratch score of 707 and a handicap of 134 for an amazing 841 series total.

The handicapped team event was won by the Fun Bunch with a score of 3,635. Team members and their scratch scores were Dave Martinich. 633; his wife Debbie, 596; their son Dave, 625; the elder Dave's brother, Mike 639; and Walt Parrett, 610.

The 68th Butte Women's Bowling Tournament saw Katie Stauss win the handicapped singles with a scratch score of 598, plus a 79 handicap for a total of 677 pins.

Suzanne Fayram and Stephanie Lehti won the handicapped doubles with Fayram's scratch score of 515 and Lehti's scratch score of 360 for a total of 875, added to a 369 handicap for a total of 1,244.

The handicapped team event was won by Crazy with a score of 2,368. Team members were Leslie Clark, 359; Carrie Taylor, 502; Cathie Brockman, 407; and Julie Rees, 544.

The two tournaments together had 47 teams, 99 doubles, 198 singles and 127 all events entrants.