Hamilton’s George Lambert IV finished third at the recent United States Bowling Congress Masters Tenpin Tournament in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Lambert, 26, was the second seed in the tournament after qualifying with a 212 average. He lost to Doug Kent, 246-190, after Kent rolled six straight strikes. Kent went up against Lambert after beating Tommy Jones in a one-ball rolloff after they tied at 248.
Lambert said his match was “an experience of a lifetime.”
Kent won the title and the $100,000 top prize, with a 277-230 upset of top seed Jack Jurek.
Lambert, a second year student at Wichita State University, earned $25,000. The Hamilton native is a two-time Canadian champion, Canadian Bowler of the Year and a Team Canada member since 2001. After his match, he was on the road for the 10-hour drive back to Wichita as he had classes the next day.
Locally, Lambert had a 225 average and an 815 triple in his last year as a junior bowler.