March 05, 2008 ALMONT — Burton Juengel, of Almont, brought home a second-place finish from the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 Bowling State Championship last Saturday at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights.
Juengel concluded his six-game qualifying block with a 1,274 total. That left him 13th among the 59-bowler field and assured him of a spot in the round of 16.
There, participat- ing in a best two out of three games format, Juengel picked up a 212-182, 203-221, 264-216 victory over Dearborn Divine Child's Andrew Burnham.
He then registered a 248-176, 211-192 quarterfinal triumph against Livonia Clarenceville's Jason Bertera and notched a 255-195, 169-216, 195-188 semifinal win against Mattawan's Tyler Houser.
That set up a title encounter where Belding's Gordon Stene Jr. provided his opposition.
Their battle drew to a close with the Belding bowler garnering a 224-210, 237-214 victory.