TENPIN bowler Tennille Scott didn’t expect to be playing the sport this year, let alone winning competitions.
Scott, 22, took out Great Ocean Road Tenpin Bowl’s bowler of the year tournament on Sunday.
The tournament pitted the club’s monthly winners against each other in a handicapped final.
Six bowlers from five weekly leagues competed in the four-round finals competition.
Scott bowled 117 pins over average in the final series.
She scored 212, 205, 203 and 173 to edge out Robert Wickham, who posted a best score of 232, and Andrew Meade, whose top score was 177.
Wickham finished 50 pins above his average and Meade 20 pins above his average.
Scott said the win was a surprise.
“I wasn’t sure what would happen because it was a handicapped tournament,” she said.
“I had no idea I had won it until they said I had.”
Scott thought she would take a year off tenpin bowling when she had her son Declan, but she missed the sport too much.
She now plays once a week instead of up to three.
“I didn’t expect to bowl at all this year because I had my little boy seven months ago and planned to have the year off,” she said.
“But I was back into it two weeks after he was born.”