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Nix, Lyter Miss Junior Gold Bowling Cut

July 17, 2014

(Dutton’s Valley Gallery) Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D. (left) bowled a 421 on Wednesday at the Junior Gold Bowling Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., Matthew Lyter of Sanborn, N.D. (right) a 676.

Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D., bowled a 421 on Wednesday to miss the Girls U12 cut at 83rd in the Junior Gold Bowling Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Matthew Lyter, 15, of Sanborn, N.D., turned in a 676 to fall short of the Boys U15 Top 50 qualifiers at 184th.

Nix rolled a 107 in Wednesday’s Game 9, an 86 in Game 10, a 110 in Game 11 and a 118 in Game 12 for a three-day total of 1,349, a three-day 112.42 average and a three-day -1,051 differential.

Lyter bowled a 129 in Wednesday’s Game 11, a 127 in Game 12, a 125 in Game 13, a 143 in Game 14 and a 152 in Game 15 for a three-day total of 2,426, a three-day average of 161.73 and a three-day differential of -574.

Nix shot a 120 in Monday’s Game 1, a 100 in Game 2, a 159 in Game 3 and a 138 in Game 4 to stand 64th at 517 with a 129.25 average and a -283 differential.

Nix ranked 81st after Tuesday with a 91 in Game 5, a 113 in Game 6, a 101 in Game 7 and a 106 in Game 8 for a two-day 928, a 116 two-day average and a -672 two-day differential.

Lyter stood 102nd after Monday’s 171 in Game 1, a 158 in Game 2, a 156 in Game 3, a 221 in Game 4 and a 155 in Game 5 for a total of 861, an average of 172.20 and a differential of -139.

Lyter moved up to 79th on Tuesday with a 181 in Game 1, a 187 in Game 2, a 166 in Game 3, a 212 in Game 4, a 143 in Game 5, a total of 889, a two-day total of 1,750, a two-day average of 175 and a two-day differential of -250.

Madison Bailey of Rocklin, Calif., tops the Girls U12 standings with a three-day 2,212, a 184.33 average and a -188 differential.

Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, N.Y. leads the Boys U15 with a three-day 3,060, a 204 average and a +60 differential.

Nix qualified for Junior Golds in second at 722 behind U12 Girls champion Kaelyn Berg’s 733 at May 3-4’s North Dakota State Pepsi Championships at Sunset Lanes in Moorhead, Minn. Lyter took second with a 1,204 behind U15 winner Logan Dalbol’s 1,258.

Final Junior Gold results will appear at

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