The Flying Finn takes over

May 28th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Squad 9 saw a tough fight for supremacy between players fom Finland and Denmark, with a couple of Swedes joining the action in the later stages.

But the laurels were taken by 34-year-old Petteri Salonen, a carpenter from Helsinki, Finland who threw off all challengers with a 268 in the final game to total 1480 and take over first place on the qualifying leaderboard from fellow countryman Mika

Petteri Salonen

Koivuniemi.

Denmark’s blond bombshell, Britt Brondsted gave chase but had to be content with second place on the squad, well back on 1395, including the women’s eight pins per game bonus.

“I finally got some decent bowling shots tonight,” said Salonen, claiming he doesn’t speak much English. “I’ve been having a few problems with my technique, but it looks as though something is going right just now. Bowling on the dual lane condition is a good change. It is not a condition you can play on every day, but for me it is not a problem as I get used to coping with changing conditions. I don’t see it as a problem.”

Just a small squad will close play for today and there will be four squads tomorrow before the cut to 42. six places will then be available from the Desperado squad, a one-game, single lane shootout.

TOP TEN STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 9:

Pos Name Nat
G1
G2
G3
G4
G5
G6
Score
Hcp
Total
AVG
1 Petteri Salonen FIN 238 246 224 248 256 268 1480 0 1480 246,7
2 Martin Larsen SWE 237 288 267 238 194 223 1447 0 1447 241,2
3 Kamilla Kjeldsen DEN 223 215 279 224 243 213 1397 48 1445 240,8
4 Mika Koivuniemi FIN 199 266 266 243 228 226 1428 0 1428 238
5 Paul Hutchinson DEN 241 235 267 202 213 258 1416 0 1416 236
6 Thomas Larsen DEN 190 224 300 256 231 214 1415 0 1415 235,8
7 Martin Paulsson SWE 203 206 235 211 268 278 1401 0 1401 233,5
8 Britt Bröndsted DEN 197 234 243 269 214 190 1347 48 1395 232,5
9 Kim Bolleby SWE 243 223 266 256 224 180 1392 0 1392 232
10 Juhani Tonteri FIN 191 222 215 258 237 268 1391 0 1391 231,8

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