ADAM ZIMMERMAN WINS TEEN MASTERS GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
In a hard-fought best-of-two-game match that required a sudden-death roll-off, Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, N.Y. defeated three-time Junior Team USA member Breanna Clemmer of Clover, S.C., to win the 2016 Teen Masters Grand Championship presented by Ebonite. The finals, conducted during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, aired on ESPNU.
Zimmerman, a two-hander who will be attending Webber International University as a freshman this fall defeated Clemmer, who will be attending McKendree University, in the opening match at the National Bowling Stadium, 184-173, in the first match but Clemmer came back to win match two, 179-176, setting up the roll-off. Zimmerman then won with a strike while Clemmer knocked down six pins on her first shot.
Both players earned their trip to the Grand Championship after winning their respective divisions in the Teen Masters National Championships in July in Tamarac, Fla., where each won a $6,000 scholarship.
The unique Teen Masters competition requires that players use only two PBA Skill balls (one plastic and one urethane) designed to place the focus on player execution rather than equipment selection.
“Even though the lanes were tough I was confident I could get the ball close to the pocket,” Zimmerman said. “It was awesome. I’ve bowled in the Teen Masters all four years and to end my last year with a win was just a great experience.”