Brooklyn Boudreau moved into the lead, while Andrew Guba stayed in the top spot after the opening round of match play Thursday at the 2019 Teen Masters.
Boudreau was in sixth place entering match play and posted a perfect 6-0 record to jump into the lead. She has a 30-game total of 5,971, a 193.03 average, at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Florida.
Despite losing every match in the first round and posting an 0-6 record, Guba maintained his lead on the field by 102 pins. He has a 30-game total of 6,547, a 218.23 average, and has led after every round so far.
The match-play field will return Friday for two final six-game rounds of matches live on FloBowling to determine the event’s champions in the varsity division. The players in each division with the highest total after 42 games are crowned champions.
Julian Michael Salinas posted a 3-3 record had as a total of 6,445 as he moved from fourth to second after the first round of matches. Nick Larsen put up one of the best records of the day at 5-1 to move into third with 6,346.
Bryce Oliver is fourth with 6,382, while Isaac Erickson is fifth with 6,288. The players in positions two through four are within 165 pins of the lead but Erickson is 259 pins back.
On the girls side, Caroline Thesier dropped to second place by just three pins with a total of 5,968, while Jillian Martin is just 24 pins off the lead with 5,947. Crystal Elliott is fourth with 5,855, and Hannah Diem is fifth with 5,817.
The Teen Masters only allows bowlers to use a urethane non-flare bowling ball named the PBA Skills 3.02. The patterns are also much different than those used in today’s bowling with the long pattern (42 feet) and short pattern (32 feet) both having just under seven milliliters of oil. By comparison, PBA patterns have between 25 and 35 mL of oil.