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Jenny Wegner reigns as March IBMA Bowler of the Month

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Jenny Wegner of Sweden has been selected as the March 2018 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association.

Wegner, who received eight pins handicap each game, defeated top-seeded Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, 219-213, at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, for the 15th Brunswick Euro Challenge, her first career European Bowling Tour title.

Wegner began the three-player stepladder final with a 233-214 win over the 2017 runner up, Yannaphon Larp-apharat of Thailand, setting up the title match with Simonsen.

The 2016 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup women’s champion qualified in 11th place with a six-game total of 1462, sixty-one pins behind the qualifying leader, Wegner’s younger sister, Cajsa.

In match play, the Team Sweden member moved up to second place after winning six of seven matches, losing only to Simonsen in the sixth game, 161-157.

Wegner is the 26th woman to win a European Bowling Tour event in the tour’s 19th season, and third woman to win in four EBT stops this year.

Others obtaining votes in this month were Tish Johnson, winner of the USBC Senior Queens, and third place in the National Golden Ladies Classic; Jeanne Naccarato, winner of the National Golden Ladies Classic and runner up of the USBC Senior Queens, and Basil Ng, Singapore, winner of the 2018 H.H. Emir Cup.

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