Acknowledging that "it took a while" to get there, Bergen resident Jeff Parton nonetheless now can say that he's a member of bowling's 300 club.
The 66-year-old right-hander rolled his first United States Bowling Congress-certified 300 game last week -- capping a 705 series with 12 straight strikes on opening night of the Wednesday Men's Handicap League at Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen.
Competing on lanes 1-2, Parton started with a 180 game, before switching to the MOTIV Venom Shock in game two. That was the right ball change as he proceeded to post 225 and 300.
His previous high games were 299 and 298.
Parton, a retiree, is a regular member of the Wednesday and Thursday leagues at Rose Garden Bowl.
In other action, Tom Baker of Pavilion is off to a hot start in the Toyota of Batavia 4-Man League at Mancuso Bowling Center, posting 706 and 769 in weeks one and two.
For a list of high scores from the Genesee Region USBC, click on the Pin Points tab at the top of the home page.