Gholson, Gilliland and Harrison shoot 700s
From Staff Reports

May 10, 2004 -- David Gholson, Mike Gilliland and Dickie Harrison shot 700s Thursday night, keeping Classic Lanes' string of uninterrupted 700 series on-line for one more week.

With Sunday, Monday and Tuesday's fall league schedules completed, it was up to these guys to carry the day, and they did so in fine fashion.

Gholson was the high roller, shooting a 760 series made up of games of 225, 269 and 266. He shot 26 strikes, six spares and had one open frame to collect his fourth 700 of the season. Gholson, along with Harrison, is averaging 208, which places both men in a tie for 10th place on the high average list. His 760 series is his season's high, and it moved him into seventh position on the high series list. Gholson's highest game is a 279, which ranks ninth on the high game list, where he joins 11 other Classic Lanes bowlers.

Gilliland fired a 735 series consisting of games of 233, 245 and 257, booking his 17th 700 series of the season and raising his average two pins in the process. He's now averaging 221 on Tuesdays and 220 on Thursday's, and along with Mike Fletcher, shares the top average on Thursday nights. Gilliland's 221 places him in third place on the high average list behind leader Darreyl Dixon's 228 and Fletcher's 225. He's the most prolific shooter of 700s, having shot 17 on the season and ranks third on the high series list with a 786, where he trails leader Fletcher's 813 and 800 and second-place holder Cliff Whitney's 801. Gilliland's highest game for the year is a 290 honor score, which ranks fourth on the high game list along with Tommy Fletcher and Harold McClure. He rolled 24 strikes, five spares and had three open frames, two of them splits.

Harrison shot his fifth 700 of the year, a 704, with games of 244, 234 and 226. He ranks 23rd on the high game list by virtue of a 723 he shot earlier in the season and shares 10th place on the high average list with his 208. Harrison's highest game of the season is a 280, which lays claim to eighth place on the high game list, where he shares the spotlight with Sam Johnson and Alan Roberts. He shot 25 strikes, seven spares and had three open frames, one of them a split.

Mike Fletcher managed to gather a 679 series Thursday, 19 pins over his average series of 660, where he apologized for not shooting a 700. He ranks second in the average category at 225, is first on the high series list with an 813 and is second on the high game list with a 299, where there really is no apology needed.

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