HOPKINSVILLE, Kent. é─ý On December 28, the town of Kalamzoo,
Mich., lost one of its most talented senior bowlers. Ed Lorenz, 69,
collapsed and died after bowling the third perfect game of his life, in
the first league game of the night.
é─˙Ed will truly be missed by our local bowling community,é─¨ said Scott
Brunner, owner of Scott Brunneré─˘s Pro Shop in Airway Lanes. é─˙He was
unbelievable! One of the best senior bowlers in our town and a great
ambassador of the sport of bowling.é─¨
Using Hammeré─˘s Hawg Wild ball, Lorenz rolled a perfect game to start
off his night. Then, in the fifth frame of his second game, he clutched
his chest and collapsed.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Johnny D. Masters, who had
been bowling with Lorenz said, "If he could have written a way to go
out, this would be it.é─¨
Hammer brand manager Brian Graham added, é─˙I didné─˘t know Ed personally
but I understand he was a real fan of Hammer. Hammer wishes to extend
its sympathy to his family.é─¨
Lorenz had recently been inducted into the Kalamazoo Metro Bowling
Association Hall of Fame. In 2004, he started the Senior Kalamazoo
Masters League and many notable seniors in the area joined the league,
including George Howard, ABC Hall of Famer, and Victor Iwlew. Brunner
believes that a tournament in his honor may be started in a year or two.