PABCON: Kulick, Parkin Set Record to Win Doubles Gold

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

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Missy Parkin

Another record was broken Sunday at the 2014 Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships as Team USA's Missy Parkin and Kelly Kulick shot 2,861 to win the doubles gold medal.

Parkin put together a six-game total of 1,498, while Kulick added 1,363, as the pair rolled to the title at the Cali Bowling Coliseum. Aruba's Kamilah Dammers and Thashaina Seraus won the silver, while Team USA's Shannon O'Keefe and Danielle McEwan took the bronze.

It was a stellar day for Parkin as she had games of 217, 296, 247, 225, 279 and 234 to average 249.67. Kulick fired games of 222, 258, 193, 204, 251 and 235 on the 47-foot Paris pattern.

"I thought I might have some issues on the long pattern, so I'm really happy with how we both performed," said Parkin, who helped the pair break the record of 2,780 set by Kulick and Shannon Pluhowsky in 2010. "I was excited to bowl doubles again with Kelly because last time we bowled together at the World Championships in doubles we got silver. This time we got the gold."

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