Amanda Mulcahy wins Martinich title

Butte bowler Amanda Mulcahy won the 32nd annual Jeanette Martinich Classic Invitational April 5-6 at the Star Lanes.

This year’s tournament drew bowlers from Billings, Great Falls, Ronan, Missoula, Belgrade and Helena.

Kalee Tripp of Butte was high qualifier Saturday night with a high game of 235 and averaging 198 for the evening. Some other high games were posted by Laurie Sickler with a 210, Joleen Martinich 232, Brenda Shaffer 234, Mary Porter 237 and Julie Redfern 234.

Top 12 positions moving on to Sunday’s match play:

Kalee Tripp-Butte
Laurie Sickler-Belgrade
Brenda Shaffer-Butte
Julie Redfern-Billings
Mary Porter-Missoula
Joleen Martinich-Great Falls
Caitlyn Murphy-Helena
Amanda Mulcahy-Butte
Ashleigh Preston-Butte
Guyla Streit-Great Falls
Shana Fortune-Butte
Jamie Webster-Ronan
Alternate-Laurie Tripp-Butte

The bowlers who  made the cut to Sunday competed in a six-game match play.  Following the sixth game (a position round) the top 5 women bowled an eliminator style format to determine this year’s winner.

The final game came down to an exciting and close match between Mulcahy and Martinich, with Mulcahy winning 180-174.

1st place-Amanda Mulcahy
2nd place-Joleen Martinich
3rd place-Kalee Tripp
4th place-Laurie Sickler
5th place-Brenda Shaffer

Entire tournament scores from the two-day event can be found under the tournament page at

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