Crawley Surges Into Lead at USBC Queens

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

CrawleyCollege bowler Verity Crawley of Babson Park, Florida, surged into the lead Friday after the second round of qualifying at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Queens, a Professional Women's Bowling Association event.

Crawley, who bowls for Webber International, has a 10-game total of 2,456 (245.6 average) as she jumped from second after the first round to the top spot after Round 2 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis.

Qualifying continues Saturday with the third round of qualifying and the event concludes with the live ESPN2 finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. All qualifying and match play rounds are being broadcast live on Xtra Frame.

"I'm matching up well, and I just keep chasing it left and throwing the ball right," said Crawley, a native of England. "I think my equipment is matching up well, and I'm really pleased with the arsenal I brought with me this week."

A day after shooting 1,241, including a perfect game, in the first round, Crawley followed it up with 1,215 Friday to leap into the lead.

Singapore's Kristin Quah broke the Queens five-game record with 1,297 in the second round and jumped into second place with a 10-game total of 2,410. First-round leader Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, fell to third place with 2,348.

Laura Beuthner of Germany sits in fourth place with 2,272, while USBC Hall of Famer Kim Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas, rounds out the top five with 2,265.

All players will bowl 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join defending champion Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia in match play. The player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $20,000 of the estimated $125,000 prize fund.

For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/Queens or PWBA.com. To watch qualifying and match play, visit XtraFrame.TV.

ROMEO REMAINS ATOP SENIOR QUEENS STANDINGS

A day after easily taking the first-round lead, defending champion Robin Romeo of Newhall, California, continued to dominate the field Friday at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Senior Queens.

The USBC Hall of Famer now has a 10-game total of 2,118 (211.8 average) heading into the final round of qualifying Saturday at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

"I had the same kind of philosophy I had yesterday and that was just to keep the ball in play," Romeo said. "I missed a couple spares right away the first game, and I then I think I only had one open after that all day."

Romeo shot 1,080 in Thursday's first round and followed it up with 1,038 in Friday's second round. Kristy Whitcher of Belfair, Washington, is second with 2,034 after shooting 1,084 in the second round.

Lisa Wasson of Murphy, Texas, is third with 2,007, while Paula Vidad of Sun City, California, is fourth with 1,948. Terri Ward of Loveland, Colorado, rounds out of the top five with 1,943.

All Senior Queens participants will bowl 15 games of qualifying, and the field then will be cut to the top 31, plus Romeo, for the double-elimination match-play bracket starting Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern.

BowlTV will broadcast the stepladder finals of the Senior Queens on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern.

The player who survives the bracket to win the event will take home $3,000 of the $20,600 prize fund.

The Senior Queens, open to all female USBC members age 50 and older, marks the second stop of the Senior Women's Triple Crown Series presented by The Orleans. The Triple Crown Series is a special competition for bowlers who compete in the Senior Queens, National Golden Ladies Classic and the U.S. Women's Open.

The top 10 players in the Triple Crown standings, which combines qualifying totals from all three events, will take part in the Triple Crown Shoot-Out presented by The Orleans.

The Triple Crown Shoot-Out will be held after the U.S. Women's Open qualifying rounds Sept. 4 at Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

For more information on the Senior Queens, visit BOWL.com/SeniorQueens.

2015 USBC QUEENS
At The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay. Wis.
Friday's results

ROUND 2
(10 games)

1, Verity Crawley, Babson Park, Fla., 2,456. 2, Kristin Quah, Singapore, 2,410. 3, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,348. 4, Laura Beuthner, Germany, 2,272. 5, Kim Kearney, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,265. 6, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,264.
7, Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 2,263. 8, Samantha Kelly, Streamwood, Ill., 2,240. 9, Brittni Hamilton, Wood Ridge, N.J., 2,235. 10, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 2,228. 11, Shannon O'Keefe, O'Fallon, Ill., 2,225. 12, Diana Zavjalova, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2,224.
13, Brittany Smith, Des Moines, Iowa, 2,222. 14, Kristina Wendell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 2,215. 15, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill., 2,213. 16, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 2,207. 17, Amanda Greene, Romney, W. Va., 2,197. 18, (TIE) Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Katherine Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla., 2,195.
20, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 2,190. 21, Iliana Lomeli, Mexico, 2,186. 22, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,185. 23, Marcia Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 2,176. 24, Tnia Falbo, Greensburg, Pa., 2,172.
25, Catherine Maher, Altoona, Pa., 2,163. 26, Leanne Hulsenberg, North Ogden, Utah, 2,161. 27, Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 2,158. 28, Sarah Germano, Rochester, N.Y., 2,157. 29, (TIE) Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, and Shannon Labinski, Wauwatosa, Wis., 2,156.
31, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Austin, Texas, 2,139. 32, Anita Arnett, Richmond, Texas, 2,135. 33, (TIE) Giselle Poss, Montgomery, Ill., and Cassandra Leuthold, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,127. 35, Lauren Pate, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,125. 36, (TIE) Michelle Abner, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., 2,118.
38, Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas, 2,114. 39, (TIE) Stephanie Martins, Brazil, and Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,113. 41, Aseret Zetter, Mexico, 2,111. 42, Jessica Abel, Wichita, Kan., 2,109.
43, Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore, Mich., 2,108. 44, (TIE) Stephanie Schwartz, Racine, Wis., and Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 2,107. 46, Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., 2,104. 47, Katie Anne Sopp, White Bear Lake, Minn., 2,102. 48, Kerry Smith, Lititz, Pa., 2,097.
49, (TIE) Brandi Branka, Momence, Ill., and Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,096. 51, Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,095. 52, Jacqui Reese, McAdoo, Pa., 2,094. 53, Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 2,092. 54, Mariana Ayala, Euless, Texas, 2,090.
55, Kristin Warzinski, Lincoln, Calif., 2,082. 56, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,072. 57, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,071. 58, (TIE) Birgit Poeppler, Germany, and Sarah Muench, Kewaskum, Wis., 2,070. 60, Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 2,067.
61, Kayla Stram, Minnetonka, Minn., 2,066. 62, Stefanie Johnson, Grand Prairie, Texas, 2,062. 63, Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 2,061. 64, Lindsay Rusch, Appleton, Wis., 2,057. 65, Christina Hardee, Mount Dora, Fla., 2,053. 66, Samantha How, Oregon City, Ore., 2,050.
67, Kristy Coles, Kearns, Utah, 2,049. 68, Pamela Alvarez, Mexico, 2,048. 69, Sandi Charles, Nolanville, Texas, 2,046. 70, Jennifer Helferstay, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,045. 71, (TIE) Julie Oczepek, Reese, Mich., and Leigh Anne Price, O'Fallon, Mo., 2,042.
73, (TIE) Brittany Himmelreich, Cressona, Pa., and Genie Franklin, Frisco, Texas, 2,040. 75, Olivia Sandham, Saint Joseph, Mo., 2,039. 76, Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W. Va., 2,037. 77, Natalie Cortese, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 2,035. 78, (TIE) Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, and Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, Md., 2,034.
80, (TIE) Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., and Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 2,029. 82, Patricia De Faria, Venezuela, 2,027. 83, (TIE) Michelle Bowden-Calhoun, Flossmoor, Ill., and Jacqueline Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., 2,023.
85, (TIE) April Murphy, Wichita, Kan., and Jennifer Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,019. 87, Neishka Cardona, Puerto, PR, 2,015. 88, (TIE) Emily Peterson, West Fargo, N.D., and Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., and Terysa Wojnar, New Lenox, Ill., 2,009.
91, (TIE) Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., and Cieara Watts, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,008. 93, Kimberly Roe, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 2,006. 94, Sydney Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,005. 95, Ryan Oswood, Champlin, Minn., 2,000. 96, Correen Lieber, Issaquah, Wash., 1,996.
97, Jordan Newham, Aurora, Ill., 1,986. 98, Emily Eckhoff, Denver, Colo., 1,982. 99, Trisha Reid, Columbus, Ohio, 1,978. 100, Lili Robles, Mexico, 1,975. 101, Ashley Crowder, Tamarac, Fla., 1,967. 102, Catie Jensen, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,965.
103, Blair Blumenscheid, Columbus, Ohio, 1,959. 104, Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., 1,958. 105, Nikki Stiteler, Medina, Ohio, 1,952. 106, Crystal Brooks, Schofield, Wis., 1,951. 107, Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Racine, Wis., 1,949. 108, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 1,948.
109, Mindie Meyer-Mohr, Alexandria, Minn., 1,947. 110, Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., 1,942. 111, Lori Eskew, Hillsboro, Ore., 1,940. 112, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 1,939. 113, Morgan O'Brien, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,938. 114, Kerrie Watson, Canada, 1,936.
115, Michelle Secours, Huntsville, Texas, 1,934. 116, Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan., 1,928. 117, Kristin Nieter, Homewood, Ill., 1,922. 118, Heather D'Errico, Rochester, N.Y., 1,919. 119, Paola Gomez, Colombia, 1,918. 120, (TIE) Melissa Sobolik, Marion, Iowa, and Desiree Negron, Puerto Rico, 1,917.
122, (TIE) Rochelle Roventini, Franklin, Wis., and Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 1,915. 124, Katie Bishop, Westland, Mich., 1,914. 125, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md., 1,912. 126, Margrette Suchoski, East Moline, Ill., 1,911.
127, (TIE) Cassie Hauner, Sussex, Wis., and Megan Jirsa, La Crosse, Wis., 1,905. 129, (TIE) Valerie Verheyen, Green Bay, Wis., and Kolien Owens, Mason, Mich., 1,898. 131, (TIE) Kerri Ellenbecker, Germantown, Wis., and Briana Cubito, Green Bay, Wis., 1,895.
133, Brandy Silva, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,891. 134, Marissa Allison, Temperance, Mich., 1,887. 135, Paula Brown, Milwaukee, Wis., 1,886. 136, Rebecca Sharp-Keegan, Carleton, Mich., 1,884. 137, Sabrina Duncan-Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 1,879. 138, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 1,878.
139, Morgan Stary, Green Bay, Wis., 1,875. 140, Brittney Harper, Rainsville, Ala., 1,874. 141, Mary Wells, Columbus, Ohio, 1,869. 142, Jacqueline Malone, Scotia, N.Y., 1,866. 143, Lisa Doss, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,864. 144, (TIE) Katie Mae Pritchard, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Crystal Boutotte, Montgomery, Texas, 1,854.
146, Heather White Guillen, Odenton, Md., 1,853. 147, Rebecca Mencheski, Green Bay, Wis., 1,850. 148, Brandy Sanderson, Bossier City, La., 1,847. 149, Diana Walter, Bellport, N.Y., 1,846. 150, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 1,845.
151, Chenoa Rhoades, Lafayette, Ind., 1,844. 152, (TIE) Ranae Janssen, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Ellen Moller, Rock Island, Ill., and Tabitha Bieri, Grandview, Iowa, 1,842. 155, Michelle Sterner, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1,840. 156, Alyssa Harper, Deland, Fla., 1,837.
157, Janis Birschbach, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,834. 158, (TIE) Ashley Cole, Florissant, Mo., and Amber Ottilige, Lake Wales, Fla., 1,825. 160, Jennifer Dovers, Sierra Vista, Ariz., 1,823. 161, Jewel Skelton, Niles, Ohio, 1,820. 162, Gina Hurst, Greenfield, Wis., 1,819.
163, Lori Munson, Cottage Grove, Minn., 1,814. 164, Jennifer Evans, Peru, Ind., 1,811. 165, Beverly Blanchard, Virginia Beach, Va., 1,808. 166, Amber Kwiecien, Brown Deer, Wis., 1,802. 167, Trista Kimmes, Eagan, Minn., 1,796. 168, Charly Boelter, Oshkosh, Wis., 1,795.
169, Kayla Kolisch, Lakewood, Colo., 1,794. 170, Catherine Rawsthorne, Federal Way, Wash., 1,793. 171, (TIE) Dori Fox, Statesville, N.C., and Shawna Strause, Tucson, Ariz., and Heather Williams, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,790. 174, Jessica Nanneman, Waterford, Wis., 1,784.
175, Tracie Ball, Tucson, Ariz., 1,783. 176, Sharon Powers, Lakewood, Colo., 1,781. 177, Lauren Sammel, Madison, Wis., 1,771. 178, Kelly Blank, Oshkosh, Wis., 1,764. 179, Stephanie Mours, Franklin, Wis., 1,758. 180, (TIE) Ashely Bryant, Huber Heights, Ohio, and Cassondra Mize, Toledo, Ohio, 1,752.
182, Chelsea Farrell, Elkart, Ind., 1,749. 183, Brittany Morris, Waymart, Pa., 1,742. 184, Alice Driber, East Stroudsburg, Pa., 1,741. 185, Theresa Holmes, Windsor, Wis., 1,732. 186, Angelica Greene, Superior, Colo., 1,727.
187, (TIE) Mary Burton, Peru, Ind., and Amber Loberger, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,701. 189, Marina Guseva, Russia, 1,696. 190, (TIE) Nicole Reese, Duluth, Minn., and Susan Olson, Wausaukee, Wis., 1,688. 192, Beth Polomis, Green Bay, Wis., 1,678.
193, (TIE) Beth Tesch, Neenah, Wis., and Diana Witter, Waussau, Wis., 1,677. 195, (TIE) Carrie Jaeger, De Pere, Wis., and Krystal Mannering, Hammonton, N.J., 1,649. 197, Kim Hoffman, Pulaski, Wis., 1,644. 198, Melissa Frisque, Green Bay, Wis., 1,642.
199, Cristine Plum, Willow Street, Pa., 1,625. 200, Taylor Hartwig, Wausau, Wis., 1,605. 201, Martina Campbell, Hampton, Va., 1,597. 202, Krista Giese, Norfolk, Neb., 1,588. 203, Shari Kirsch, Green Bay, Wis., 1,552. 204, Brianna Erdmann, Menasha, Wis., 1,507.
205, Ekaterina Voronina, Russia, 1,472. 206, Rebecca Barribeau, Green Bay, Wis., 1,433.

2015 USBC SENIOR QUEENS
At The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay. Wis.
Friday's results

ROUND 2
(10 games)

1, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 2,118. 2, Kristy Whitcher, Belfair, Wash., 2,034. 3, Lisa Wasson, Murphy, Texas, 2,007. 4, Paula Vidad, Sun City, Calif., 1,948. 5, Terri Ward, Loveland, Colo., 1,943. 6, Beth Owen Cipielewski, Bradenton, Fla., 1,941.
7, Pam Sprow, Lakeland, Fla., 1,929. 8, Christine Weber, Waukesha, Wis., 1,922. 9, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,915. 10, Char Hammel, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,914. 11, Margarita Ramos, Mexico, 1,913. 12, Lucy Sandelin, Tampa, Fla., 1,903.
13, Mandy Wilson, Dayton, Ohio, 1,895. 14, LoriJo Turner, Sheridan, Wyo., 1,860. 15, Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,854. 16, Laurie Lanfier, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,832. 17, Shelley Nell, Silverdale, Wash., 1,806. 18, Melanie McAllister, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,787.
19, Pam Buckner, Reno, Nev., 1,775. 20, Jennifer Nelson, Menlo Park, Calif., 1,773. 21, Linda Cunningham, Davenport, Iowa, 1,764. 22, Debbie Colby, Frisco, Texas, 1,757. 23, (TIE) Tonda Lee, Fredericksburg, Va., and Corinne Hoffman, Rhinelander, Wis., 1,749.
25, Suzanne Soderberg, Conover, Wis., 1,741. 26, Karla Alsgood, Rio Linda, Calif., 1,733. 27, Camille Kohner, Bloominton, Minn., 1,717. 28, (TIE) Lynn Minning, Austin, Texas, and Linda Andrews, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 1,714. 30, Tayna Fulmer, McKinney, Texas, 1,709.
31, Lisa Vint, East Troy, Wis., 1,696. 32, Pam Harms, Apple Valley, Minn., 1,667. 33, Carole Jones, Englewood, Colo., 1,649. 34, Loree Hippe, Bremerton, Wash., 1,579. 35, Joanne Herman, Natick, Mass., 1,572. 36, Linda Buffa, Manchester, N.J., 1,541.
37, Karen Tenor, Depere, Wis., 1,441.

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