Apopka bowler rolls 237 to claim victory at Senior Shoot Out in The Villages

Dennis Rakauskas

Apopka’s Dennis Rakauskas shot a game of 237 to defeat Inverness’ Tim Lawrence (233) and The Villages’ John Nieckarz (190) in the final game of the January Senior Shoot Out on Saturday at Fiesta Bowl

The win was Rakauskas’ second of the year. He also took the September 2018 Senior Shoot Out title.

Nieckarz, the highest finishing resident of The Villages, could not overcome a split in the second frame and an open frame in the sixth frame.

Lawrence maintained a clean sheet but could not keep pace with Rakauskas, who had strikes on six of his last seven shots to hold the advantage.

There were 69 entrants in the event, with 16 super seniors competing.

The next Senior Shoot Out is scheduled for Feb. 16 at Fiesta Bowl.