(MENAFN -Arab News) Jayme Lugue was surprised to be in the final as a replacement for the last spot but the beginning bowler got an even bigger surprise when he won the men?s title in the OFBC Monthly Tournament for February at the Ice Land Bowling Center here.
Lugue got a second chance when Jhune Ejanda had to forfeit his place among the 10 qualifiers due to a conflict in his work schedule.
Enjoying a 40 handicap per game, Lugue shot a two-game series of 392 in the final to become the February Bowler of the Month while leading the second group of winners in the series leading up to the Bowler of the Year Championship 2014 in December.
He won by two pins from Cesar Pagtalunan, a Class C bowler, who settled for first runner-up on 390. Benj Espinosa was the second runner-up on 388 and Nap Patayan third runner-up on 386
Shirley Sagmit joined Lugue as the Bowler of the Month from the distaff side, carding the winning total of 391.
Malou Nidoy, two-time Bowler of the Month in the last season, was first runner-up on 389 with Sharmaine Patayan second runner-up on 387 and Mia Chariz Cedotes third runner-up on 373.
The winners received cash prizes from the organizing Overseas Filipino Bowlers Club.
Finalists after four qualifying games (Classification in brackets):
Men?s Division ? 1. Ed Cordova (Class A) 784 2. Gino Vallejos (Class C) 755 3. Benj Espinosa (Class C) 739 4. Cesar Pagtalunan (Class C) 730 5. Joel Nidoy (Class A) 723 6. Nap Patayan (Class A) 721 7. Robert de Guzman (Class B) 721 8. Jameel Gabrera (Class B) 712 9. Bash Langa (Class C) 710 10. Jayme Lugue (Class D) 675
Ladies Division ? 1. Shirley Sagmit (LD) 806 2. Mia Chariz Cedotes (LD) 795 3. Malou Nidoy (LD) 732 4. Farida de Guzman (LD) 727 5. Sharmaine Patayan (LB) 716 6. Fedelyn Bustinera (LB) 707