PABCON: Record Score Earns Guerrero Singles Gold

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Colombia's Clara Guerrero broke the Pan American Bowling Confederation Women's Championships singles record en route to the gold medal Saturday in her home country.

Clara Guerrero

Guerrero blasted a six-game total of 1,498 (249.67 average) to earn her second career gold medal in the PABCON Women's Championships. Team USA's Kelly Kulick earned the silver and teammate Liz Johnson took the bronze at the Cali Bowling Coliseum in Cali.

After starting with games of 233, 290 and 223, Guerrero closed out her singles event strong with 248, 259 and 245 to set the score to beat on the first squad.

It was the first individual PABCON gold medal in Guerrero's career. She won the doubles gold medal in 2001 with Paola Gomez and has earned seven silver medals and two bronze medals over the years.

"It feels incredible to win the gold medal in singles with my parents, my brother and the people who always support me behind me," said Guerrero, who beat the previous record of 1,482 set by Team USA's Liz Johnson in 2008. "The level of this tournament is quite high, so I'm very pleased and quite excited."

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