2021 Michigan State MASTERS

JUSTIN KNOWLES WINS MICHIGAN STATE MASTERS

Hosted this year by Royal Scot, Lansing

JUSTIN KNOWLES WINS MICHIGAN STATE MASTERS TOURNAMENT
AT ROYAL SCOT GOLF and BOWL

Justin Knowles of Okemos won the 2021 Michigan State USBC Masters Tournament at Royal Scot Golf and Bowl by defeating Frank Snodgrass of Centerville 449-419.

Knowles qualified first with a six-game score of 1437. In match play he defeated Lonnie Jones of Ypsilanti 463-445, Shane DuFresne of Bay City 486-388, Jeff Roche of Dearborn 470-357, before sending Snodgrass to the Losers bracket 487-439.

Snodgrass defeated Carl Boldt of Pontiac 424-382, Brian Odom of Romulus 419-413, Brian Ivey of Howard City 490-390, before losing to Knowles the first time 487-439. In the Losers bracket, Snodgrass defeated Mason Brantley of Detroit 456-392 to return to the Winners bracket to again face Knowles.

Brantley finished third earning $750. Brantley was sent to the Losers bracket in the first round by Brian McMahon of Saginaw 415-414. Brantley then defeated defending champion Craig Nidiffer of Dearborn 449-403, Shane DuFresne of Bay City 432-424, Jeremy Bloor of Millington 482-386, Brian Ivey of Howard City 445-419, and Jeff Roche of Dearborn 401-369 being eliminated by Frank Snodgrass 456-392.

Brian Odom had the high game of the weekend when he shot 300 in the fourth game of his six-game qualifying score of 1338.

The field of 54 bowlers averaged 191.75 during the six games of qualifying.

The top 16 qualifiers averaged 215.28 during qualifying and 210.68 in match play.

The Michigan State USBC Masters Tournament is a USBC certified event operated by the Michigan State USBC.

Entire Entry fee was applied to the Prize Fund

PL NAME CITY AVERAGE WINNINGS
1 Justin Knowles Okemos $2,000
2 Frank Snodgrass Centerville $1,000
3 Mason Brantley Detroit $750
4 Jeff Roche Dearborn $500
5 Brian McMahon Saginaw $400
6 Brian Ivey Howard City $400
7 Brian Odom Romulus $350
8 Jeremy Bloor Millington $350
9 Dan Pollak Fraser $325
10 Conner Weber Wayne $325
11 Shane DuFresne Bay City $325
12 Carl Boldt Pontiac $325
13 Lonnie Jones Ypsilanti $320
14 Brian Waliczek Frankenmuth $320
15 Craig Nidiffer Dearborn $320
16 Charles Zelechowski Westland $320
SR Mark Abraham Lansing $150