Weedsport native Michael Walker II rolled a perfect 300 at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships this past weekend in Reno, Nev.
The 28-year-old rolled the fifth perfect game of the event on Saturday, and followed it up with games of 279, 262 and 225 for a 766 series on Sunday. He is currently in fifth place.
Justin Ziegler, of Corona, Calif., sits in first with a 784. The USBC Open Championships started Feb. 28 and run daily until the tournament concludes July 13. More than 9,000 teams and 50,000 bowlers make the trip to Reno for the event.
Walker, after taking some time away to start a family, returned to the Open Championships last year. In his fifth year, he is competing in singles and with the Rick’s Lawn Service team out of Auburn.
Walker’s goals were just to put together a strong performance on the championship lanes.
“I threw the ball really well for 12 shots and couldn’t ask for anything more,” Walker said in a release. “It’s a life achievement. I never imagined it or even put it in my goals. My goals are shooting 700 and 2,000 – 300 wasn’t an option. To accomplish that is really amazing, especially in the first game, since it makes the rest of the trip unbelievable.”