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Greene, Hannon take titles at North Pointe $100,000 High School Singles Championships

Jason Overstreet
USBC Communications
Published: July 17, 2011 | Bowl.com
Girls Top 16 Bracket
Boys Top 16 Bracket
Girls Qualifying Results
Boys Qualifying Results

Las Vegas – Tylor Greene of Davidson, Mich., and Melanie Hannon of Buffalo, N.Y., claimed the top spots at the 2011 North Pointe High School Singles Championships and each took home a $15,000 scholarship.

Both players survived the drama-filled match play portion of the event en route to victory at Red Rock Lanes. They came out on top against 588 other top high school bowlers from across the country.

Greene defeated Jamie Robinson of Westerville, Ohio, 247-196, in the boys final to take home the title, while Hannon started off strong and pulled away on the girls side, outlasting Haley Rubin of Brandon, S.D., 212-181.

“I wanted this win badly after not making the cut here the last couple of years,” Greene said. “A couple of guys along the way tried to get in my head, but I just focused on my shots. I want to attend Webber International University, and this scholarship will help toward that.”

Hannon kept her mind on her own game and enjoyed the competitive atmosphere this week.

“I just tried to stay focused on myself and not worry about the other bowlers,” Hannon said. “I never thought I would win. It was an amazing experience competing with such great youth bowlers.”

The North Pointe $100,000 High School Singles Championships is the premier high school singles event in the nation. Open to all high school athletes, the tournament is a Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) event sponsored by the North Pointe Insurance Group.

2011 NORTH POINTE INSURANCE GROUP $100,000 HIGH SCHOOL SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Red Rock Lanes, Las Vegas
Sunday's Results

BOYS
Quarterfinals
Kyle Sherman, O’Fallon, Mo., def. Zachary Hattori, Las Vegas, 227-175
Jamie Robinson, Westerville, Ohio, def. Joshua Taylor, Riverside, Calif., 226-223
Adam Johnson, Oswego, Ill., def. Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 279-226
Tylor Greene, Davidson, Mich., def. Bryant Ezell, Fayetteville, Ark., 212-200

Semifinals
Robinson def. Sherman, 236-210
Greene def. Johnson, 215-193

Finals
Greene def. Robinson, 247-196

GIRLS
Quarterfinals
Rjani Kaya, Nampa, Idaho, def. Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 183-171
Haley Rubin, Brandon, S.D., def. Caerlina Williams, Elk Grove Village, Ill., 201-176
Kristina Oakley, Durham, N.C., def. Brittany Morton, St. Cloud, Wis., 210-192
Melanie Hannon, Buffalo, N.Y., def. Vanessa Chenoweth, Eugene, Ore., 217-176

Semifinals
Rubin def. Kaya, 213-164
Hannon def. Oakley, 205-153

Finals
Hannon def. Rubin, 212-181 

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