Dale’s dad reached a personal best recently and got a write-up in the Flint Journal!
You can see the article on Wayne’s (Dale’s brother, not his father) blog by clicking here.
Pair roll 800 series in same league on same lanes
Sunday, February 03, 2008 Journal Sports Writer
…Cox, who surpassed a previous high of 767, connected on the same pair of lanes (7-8) where a few weeks earlier he’d watched Wayne Murray reach two personal milestones in the same league.
Murray, bowling for Monogramming by Martha, followed a 300 opening game with scores of 226 and 279 for 805.
The perfect game was a first for Murray while the series exceeded a previous high of 803 set last season in the Duane Clinton Senior Classic at Galaxy.
His 29-strike performance made the Grand Blanc resident one of only a few area bowlers to boast multiple 800 series in Flint Senior Bowling Association leagues.
“I think this one was more satisfying than the other 800 since I had to come off a 300 start and stay focused for the next two games,” Murray said.
“I didn’t want to do what I have seen happen so many times when a guy starts the day with a perfect game. He loses his focus or gets too caught up in the moment or something and crashes.”
Although delighted to have recorded a career high, Murray believes his series should have been higher. He did not miss the strike pocket and left only single pin spares.
“In the second game I rolled the ball as well as the first game,” Murray said.
“You begin to wonder, ‘Am I doing something different?’ It’s funny how things happen and how luck plays in scoring.”
The 300 game completed for Murray his “big five” of accomplishments on the bowling lanes and golf course.
In golf he has recorded the rarest of shots, a double eagle, while also having made a hole-in-one and eagle.
His double eagle came at Willowbrook Golf Course in Byron.
“It was 20 years ago, a blind shot with a two-iron with a lot of luck from about 220 yards,” Murray said…