West Columbia's Kristin Shinn won the Girls 12-and-over scratch division in the South Carolina Pepsi USBC Youth Championships held in the final two weekends in March.
The event brought in 336 competitors in the 11-and-under age division and 467 bowlers in the 12-and-over category.
Shinn, an Airport High sophomore, earned a trip to the USBC Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis. The top two in the boys and girls 12-and-over scratch division earned a spot at the national event July 10-16 .
This will be Shinn's third appearance on the national finals platform. She has made the first team all-district team and won high average for the girls in the Midlands High School Bowling League. She was runner-up in a TSR youth scratch tournament.
The right-hander has won several city tournament titles and has been a member of the Airport bowling team since seventh grade. Her resume shows a career high game of 289 and series of 694. She will represent South Carolina with Taylor Lee of Florence. The top two in the boys 12-and-over scratch were Greenville bowlers Seth Waters and Jacob Green.
The bowlers qualified for the state finals through local competitions. The top five in each division won scholarship money.
Other Columbia winners:
Boys 11-and-under medal winners
Matthew Harper, Caleb Huggins, Tanner Broadnax, Brandon Hucks, Austin Jones, Clinton Burkhalter, Ryan Shull.
Girls 11-and-under division medal winners
Lauren Danko, Ogechi Ntiasagwe, Ashleigh Moore, Robin Prioleau.
Boys 12-and-over handicap medal winners
Scotty Thrane, Rashaun Kennedy, Zachary Bailey, Tyler Moore, Wesley Shull, Josh Sanders, Richard Zirkle, Brandon Cato, Aaron Meyer
Girls 12-and-over handicap medal winners
Aja Walker, Jade Hartley, Breanna Blue, Jasmine April.
Scratch division boys
Adam Skidmore, Zack Woods, Chris Bowling
Scratch division girls
ABA Tournaments. Midlands bowlers won three of the top four spots when the ABA visited Wade Hampton Lanes in Greenville. West Columbia's Amanda Harley won the $1,000 top prize. Columbia's Jay Miller won $500 as runner-up. Roy Villaflor of Fort Bragg and Sherry Hickman of Lexington pocketed $250 each.
Monday Night Scratch Sweeper. Jerry Horn continues to dominate the Anchor Lanes bi-weekly tournaments. . He has won the past five events in a row and leads the year-to-date points standings over Phillip Hudak.