Two bowlers honored

Published 7:49 pm Thursday, March 31, 2011

Phil Bundy accepts his award for making it into the Mower County USBC Assocation Hall of Fame recently. -- Photo submitted

The Mower County United States Bowling Congress recently inducted Phil Bundy and Deb Kiefer into its bowling hall of fame.

Bundy has bowled for 45 years and is a member of a four-generation bowling family. He was an Austin Bowling Association officer for five years and a league secretary for two years.

Bundy promoted the sport by working in and promoting the city tournament, recruiting several seniors to join the two senior leagues, teaching his father how to bowl at the age of 67, and writing the bowling column in the Austin Daily Herald in the mid 1980s.

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His accomplishment in the sport are placing second in several city tournament events. His highest average was 201, he bowled eleven 700-series (with the first one at age 60), and he had a high game of 289.

Kiefer has bowled for over 25 years and she has been one of the top-10 average women bowlers over the last several years and she is a member of the 600-Club.

She has served on the Austin’s women’s bowling association for seven years and has served as second vice president for four years. As a member of the AWBA, she was a state delegate three times and a national delegate once.

On the local level, she has held league offices as president and secretary of the Inter-City League for seven years.

Kiefer was the secretary for the men’s league in Adams for four years.