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Ken Putney

Pioneers of Yesterday

Winner of the first Minneapolis Aquatennial Singles tournament. A league bowler for 35 years he was a member of 7-Up Bottling team which won City title in 1960. Captured singles titles at White Bear in 1947: Lacrosse, WI in 1955: and Kenyon in 1957. Teamed with the late Boots Krenn for doubles titles at Owatonna in 1948; and Spirit Lake, IA in 1958. Won Scratch all-events in Tri-State in Rochester in 1959. Bowled a sanctioned 300 game in December, 1958, and has rolled two 299 games. Rolled a 299 in Men's City league on Tuesday night at Harkins Palace, and the following night rolled a 300 in the All Star league at Stahl House. Carried a 200+ average at various times in four major leagues in St. Paul and has 47 series over 700. Selected to All-City team in 1958-59. A member of the St. Paul All Star team which competed against selected Minneapolis bowlers in the late 1940's and early 1950's.

Last Updated : Jan-01-2013