It took an extra frame, but Carolyn Dorin-Ballard won the opening stepladder match in the championship round of the U.S. Women's Open at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.
Bowling against Lynda Barnes, CDB went sheet in the 10th frame for a 207 game. That forced Barnes, who was working on a turkey of her own, to roll the first strike in her 10th frame to secure the win. Nine, spare, strike would result in a tie.
Barnes left a 10-pin on her first delivery, which she converted. She then struck on her fill ball for a 207 tie.
Then in the one-ball rolloff, Dorin-Ballard struck, while Barnes came in high and left a 4-pin.
CDB now goes on to meet Clara Guerrero in the second match, airing live on ESPN2.