Locals Veitch, Dupre perform well in pro bowling doubles event

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Kenner resident Hayley Veitch and Metairie’s Curt Dupre finished 21st in a 153-team field at the Storm PBA/PWBA Striking Against Breast Center Mixed Doubles tournament this weekend at Copperfield Bowl in Houston.

Veitch, who is the head coach of the Tulane women’s bowling team, averaged 218 for seven games of qualifying on Friday and 220 for five games of the semifinal round on Sunday. Her 12-game total of 2,626 ranked third among the 40 women advancing to the semifinals, topped only by PWBA tour major champions Danielle McEwan and Liz Kuhlkin.

Dupre averaged a tick over 200 for the weekend, helping the team finish at plus-228, topping several teams of touring pros in the process.

Veitch and Dupre bowled the opening squad on Friday morning and waited through three more squads of action before landing in the semifinals in 19th place, easily making the first cutdown from 153 teams to 40.

McEwan and E.J. Tackett dominated play on Sunday to win the annual event by more than 200 pins.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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