Morningside’s Alex Eukovich was the men’s individual champion at the Hastings Bronco Open bowling tournament.

Tanner Hansel

Alex Eukovich

Alex Eukovich was the men’s overall champion when the Mustangs competed in the Hastings College Bronco Open bowling tournament on Feb. 6 and 7 in Hastings, Neb.

Eukovich knocked down 1208 pins in his six games for an average of 201.

The Mustangs also had a top 10 effort from Dylan Malcom, who finished sixth with 1117 pins for a 186 average.

Their efforts helped lead Morningside to a third place finish in the team standings. The University of Nebraska finished first with 8480 pins, followed by Hastings with 8416, Morningside with 8088, Colorado School of Mines with 7618, the University of Central Missouri with 7363, and the University of Missouri with 7020.

Eukovich had four scores of 200 pins or more in his six games at the tournament. He opened with 225 and finished with a 235 for his top score of the tourney. Malcom also finished with his best effort with a 232 in his tourney finale.

Nicole Thill

Marie Sitz

Morningside’s top individual score in the men’s division of the tournament came from Tanner Hansel, who bowled a 247 in his Bronco Open finale.

Hastings won the women’s championship with 8200 pins, followed by Baker University with 7922 and Morningside with 6944.

Nicole Thill was the leading performer for the Mustang women. Thill knocked down 1059 pins for a 177 average to finish sixth in the women’s individual standings. She had the Mustangs’ top score of the tournament with a 198 in her second game.

Marie Sitz was the Mustangs’ second highest competitor with 869 pins and a 145 average for 14th place.