Green Industry News
MNLA / MTGF GREEN INDUSTRY BOWLING CHAMPS
The inaugural Green Industry Bowling Tournament hosted by MTGF and MNLA took place on February 23. The champion 5-man team representing MPSTMA/MTGF consisted of, pictured from the left are: Greg Brodd, Turfco Manufacturing, Capt. Mike McDonald, CSFM; Dave Devlin; Derek Hollanitsch, City of Saint Paul, and Ben Boeding, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company. In a field of 32, Hollanitsch rolled the high game of the night with a 240. After each player rolled two games, six 5-person teams were created for a "Baker" tournament. After a qualifying round, the MPSTMA faced off with a landscape team from MNLA calling themselves the "Mighty Oaks." They were mighty alright as they had a slight edge from the opening frames. In a Baker tournament, each player rolls two frames. It goes quick. Midway through the score was 55-55 but then the Mighty Oaks pulled ahead a little. Entering the final frame, Captain Clutch (McDonald) needed a strike to overtake the Mighty Oaks. Not only did he strike, McDonald added a couple of exclamation points totalling three strikes and a 183-163 victory for the team representing the MPSTMA and MTGF. Thanks go out to Paulette Sorenson and Mike McDonald for organizing and creating a great event that surely will catch on with MNLA and MTGF members!