Marshall Kent golden as July BWAA Bowler of the Month


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    2012WYCMarshallKent.jpgMarshall Kent, of Yakima, Washington, has been named the July 2012 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the Bowling Writers Association of America. Kent won five medals at the 12th World Youth Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, June 22 - July 3, 2012.

    His two gold medals came in Team (with Team USA teammates Andrew Koff, Zack Hattori, and Chris Via), Singles, two silver medals in Doubles (with Team USA teammate Andrew Koff) and All-Events, and a bronze medal in the Masters competition.

    Team USA defeated Team Singapore for the gold medal 889-807. Kent then downed Japan's Shusaku Asato for the Singles gold, 226-197. The silver medals came in a 480-402 loss to South Korea's Kim Yeon-Sang and Hwang Dong-Jun and placing only 9 pins behind gold medalist Sam Cooley of Australia in All-Events.

    His bronze medal came in a Masters 242-202 semifinal loss to the eventual gold medalist Daniel Fransson of Sweden.

    Kent, a junior at Robert Morris-Illinois, first won Bowler of the Month honors in July 2010 after winning two premier youth scholarship events in the United States, the USBC Junior Gold Championships and the North Pointe Insurance High School Open Championships.

    Others receiving votes were Robyn Renslow, the U20 Girls gold medalist and AJ Johnson, the U20 Boys gold medalist at the North Pointe Junior Gold Championships presented by Brunswick; and Osku Palermaa, winner of the European Bowling Tour's 34th Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona.


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