2017 USBC QUEENS – ZAVJALOVA COLLECTS SECOND TIARA AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

ZAVJALOVA COLLECTS SECOND TIARA AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova claimed her second United States Bowling Congress Queens title Tuesday, defeating USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, in the title match, 247-216.

Zavjalova, the 2013 Queens champion, is the 10th player to capture multiple wins at the event as she averaged more than 251 for her two games at the Raising Cane’s River Center. The stepladder finals of the 2017 Queens aired on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday and will re-air Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

The 25-year-old right-hander started the title tilt with Johnson, also a two-time Queens champion, with five consecutive strikes, gaining the early advantage as Johnson opened in two of her first five frames.

After missing a 10 pin in the fifth frame, Johnson rolled four consecutive strikes to force Zavjalova to mark for the win. Zavjalova delivered a strike to seal the victory and $20,000 top prize.

“I’ve bowled really well on TV in the past and really just wanted to have fun while I was out there,” said Zavjalova, who claimed her second Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour title with the win. “I wanted to have fun no matter what, and I just happened to have amazing ball reaction and struck a lot. It definitely boosted my confidence getting out to a strong start, and I tried not to pay attention to anything but me.”

Zavjalova consistently has been near the top of the standings each week since the PWBA Tour relaunched in 2015, including a win at the 2015 PWBA Minnesota Open.

However, that consistency did not translate into championship-round appearances for Zavjalova during the 2016 season, despite making match play 11 times, which tied for second overall.

Zavjalova experienced a similar start to the 2017 season at the QubicaAMF Sonoma County Open, falling one spot short of making the championship round, finishing in fifth place.

She broke through the following week at the PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, earning the No. 3 seed for the stepladder finals. The finals of the Sacramento Open will air on CBS Sports Network on June 13 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

“It almost took a year to get over what happened last season,” Zavjalova said. “I bowled so well but didn’t make a single show. It was heartbreaking to start the season the same way, but I knew once I made a show and got the monkey off my back, I would make more and have the chance to get back in the winner’s circle. Every single win is sweet and awesome and special in its own way, but this one is sweeter because of last season.”

Zavjalova struck nine times in her semifinal win against Singapore’s Cherie Tan, winning 256-179. Tan finished in third place.

Cherie Tan converted a 10 pin in the final frame of the second stepladder match to defeat teammate Jazreel Tan of Singapore, 214-203. Jazreel Tan held the early lead after striking on five of her first six offerings, but she left back-to-back splits in the seventh and eighth frames. Jazreel Tan finished fourth.

The opening match of the stepladder included a near-perfect performance from Cherie Tan as she started with 10 consecutive strikes on her way to 289-210 victory over Marissa Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky. Thomas, who made her Queens debut this year, finished fifth.

A total of 162 players bowled 15 games of qualifying over three days to determine the 63 players who joined defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore in the double-elimination match-play bracket.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

2017 USBC Queens
At Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Tuesday’s results

Final standings

1, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 503 (two games), $20,000
2, Liz Johnson, Deerfield, Ill., 216 (one game), $10,000
3, Cherie Tan, Singapore, 682 (three games), $6,500
4, Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 203 (one game), $5,000
5, Marissa Thomas, Louisville, Ky., 210 (one game), $4,000

Stepladder results

Match One – C. Tan def. Thomas, 289-210
Match Two –  C. Tan def J. Tan, 214-203
Semifinal – Zavjalova def. C. Tan, 256-179
Championship – Zavjalova def. Johnson, 247-216


LIZ JOHNSON TOP SEED AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, went undefeated in match play at the 2017 USBC Queens to earn the top seed for Tuesday’s championship round.

The stepladder finals will air on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern, and the winner will take home the coveted tiara and top prize of $20,000. The USBC Queens is the first major of the 2017 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour season.

Johnson, a two-time Queens champion, put together a near-historic run through the double-elimination bracket at the Raising Cane’s River Center, averaging more than 237 through her six matches, including a 663-612 win against 2013 Queens winner Diana Zavjalova of Latvia in the winners bracket final to earn the No. 1 spot. Zavjalova will be the No. 2 seed for the finals.

“I made really good ball choices to start and ball changes when I needed them throughout my matches,” said Johnson, the 2015 and 2016 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Player of the Year. “Mentally, I felt really good, and the physical game came together as well.”

Johnson is one win away from adding another historic accomplishment to her storied career. With a victory, she would become the third bowler to win the Queens for a third time, joining fellow hall of famers Mildred Ignizio (1967, 1970, 1971) and Wendy Macpherson (1988, 2000, 2003).

“It’s going to be tough no matter who I face,” said Johnson, who also rolled the tournament’s only 300 game in her opening-round victory against England’s Verity Crawley. “I always go into a match thinking I’m up against the best bowler in the world, no matter who it is. That’s always been my mindset, so I’m going to bowl the best game I can, since that’s all I can do.”

Singapore’s Jazreel Tan and Cherie Tan and Marissa Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky, are the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 seeds for the stepladder, respectively, after advancing through a final shootout round Monday.

Jazreel Tan led the round with a 671 series to earn the third spot. Cherie Tan took the fourth spot with a 611 set, and Thomas edged out Singapore’s Shayna Ng for the final spot in a dramatic finish, 587-578.

Finishing first, Ng struck on her first delivery of the 10th frame for a double and converted a 7 pin, forcing Thomas to mark to advance. Thomas left a 3-10 split on her first offering and covered it to secure the fifth spot.

A total of 162 bowlers competed in three five-game blocks of qualifying over three days this week to determine the 63 competitors who joined defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore in the double-elimination match-play bracket. Lim lost her first two matches Sunday and finished in a tie for 49th place.

Each bracket match leading up to the stepladder included three games, with total pinfall determining which player advanced. The televised portion of the event will be one-game matches.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

2017 USBC QUEENS
At Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Monday’s Results

MATCH PLAY
Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall

ROUND 3 – WINNERS BRACKET

(16) Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., def. (64) Jennifer King, Irmo, S.C., 698-595
(57) Marissa Thomas, Louisville, Ky., def. (9) Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 643-485
(12) Liz Johnson, Deerfield, Ill., def. (5) Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 729-499
(29) Stephanie Schwartz, Racine, Wis., def. (20) Shannon O’Keefe, O’Fallon, Ill., 638-542

(19) Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., def. (3) Josie Earnest-Barnes, Nashville, Tenn., 687-661
(54) Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, def. (27) Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 674-662
(7) Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, def. (10) Juliana Franco, Colombia, 697-577
(18) Shayna Ng, Singapore, def. (63) Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 661-561

ROUND 4 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,500)

(51) Daria Pajak, Poland, def. (8) Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 648-568
(49) Jazreel Tan, Singapore, def. (59) Nicole Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 680-562
(42) Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., def. (61) Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 594-569
(34) Brittany Smith, Johnston, Iowa, def. (53) Verity Crawley, England, 643-590

(6) Cherie Tan, Singapore, def. (17) Melissa Van Dyke, Parma, Ohio, 718-562
(22) Karen Marcano, Venezuela, def. (32) Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 608-541
(52) Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, def. (58) New Hui Fen, Singapore, 650-552
(4) Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., def. (37) Jessica Mellott, Lauderhill, Fla., 700-656

ROUND 4 – WINNERS BRACKET

Thomas def. McEwan, 594-576
Johnson def. Schwartz, 716-688
Zavjalova def. Kovalova, 770-670
Ng def. Pluhowsky, 614-609

ROUND 5 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,700)

Kuhlkin def. Pajak, 691-617
J. Tan def. O’Keefe, 652-650
King def. Current, 664-651
Martin def. Smith, 725-611

C. Tan def. Restrepo, 663-616
Marcano def. Franco, 630-508
Guerrero def. Fry, 651-606
Parkin def. Earnest-Barnes, 716-690

ROUND 5 – WINNERS BRACKET

Johnson def. Thomas, 716-545
Zavjalova def. Ng, 681-587

ROUND 6 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $2,000)

J. Tan def. Kuhlkin, 648-562
Martin def. King, 633-581
C. Tan def. Marcano, 680-589
Parkin def. Guerrero, 718-643

ROUND 6 – WINNERS BRACKET
(Winner earns No. 1 seed for Tuesday’s CBS Sports Network finals; loser is No. 2 seed)

Johnson def. Zavjalova, 663-612

ROUND 7 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $2,500)

J. Tan def. Pluhowsky, 692-640
Martin def. Kovalova, 710-606
C. Tan def. Schwartz, 607-514
Parkin def. McEwan, 693-657

ROUND 8 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $2,800)

J. Tan def. Martin, 625-616
C. Tan def. Parkin, 649-603

ROUND 9 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Three highest scores advance to CBS Sports Network finals, high score is No. 3 seed, second high is No. 4, third high is No. 5, lowest score is eliminated, earns $3,000).

J. Tan 671, C. Tan 611, Thomas 587, Ng 578


RESTREPO SHOWS RESILIENCE, STAYS UNDEFEATED AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – The last 24 hours at the United States Bowling Congress Queens have been a roller coaster for Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, but she remains undefeated after two rounds of match play.

Sixteen players remain in the winners bracket at the Raising Cane’s River Center after Sunday’s opening rounds of match play in the double-elimination bracket. Bracket matches consist of three games, with total pinfall determining who advances.

The bracket started with the top 63 competitors after qualifying, along with defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore, and matches will continue through Monday until the five stepladder finalists are determined. CBS Sports Network will air the finals Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern, and the winner will take home the top prize of $20,000.

Restrepo’s roller coaster ride started Saturday evening while finishing her qualifying block. The Colombian native was in eighth place after the first two rounds but struggled with her timing during the final five games.

After rolling a 131 in Game 4, Restrepo found herself in jeopardy of missing the cut as she continued to struggle with her timing in the final game. She was able to regroup and throw two strikes in her final frame, along with a nine-count on her fill ball, to tie Jennifer King of Irmo, South Carolina, for the final two spots in the bracket.

“I nearly bowled myself out of this tournament,” said Restrepo, a two-time Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour champion. “I don’t know how I came through on those last three shots, since I really had nothing. I stepped up on the approach, cleared my mind and did everything I could. If it was meant to be, I was going to find a way, and I did.”

Restrepo was back on track Sunday morning in her opening match against two-time USBC Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, advancing with a 683-659 victory.

Restrepo continued strong to start her next match against Brittany Smith of Johnston, Iowa, rolling a 278 game to take an 84-pin lead after the first game. But, the momentum quickly swung in the opposite direction as Smith rolled 258, and Restrepo lost her reaction on the way to a 168 effort, falling behind in the match.

Restrepo made a ball change and trusted in her ability in the final game, delivering a key double late in the match to sneak past Smith, 650-640.

“I went from having great ball reaction to shooting 160,” said Restrepo, who advanced to the stepladder finals of the 2017 QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open and PWBA Storm Sacramento Open, which will be taped Tuesday at the River Center and air on CBS Sports Network in June. “I felt that my shots weren’t that bad, but the lanes drastically changed for me. I made a ball change, trusted my instincts and did what I needed to do in those finals shots. I’ve bowled a lot of games in the past four weeks, and having the chance to rest and relax tonight means a lot.”

Restrepo will face Singapore’s Shayna Ng in the third round Monday, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Restrepo and Ng are joined in the winners bracket by three past Queens champions – USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson (2009 and 2015), Diana Zavjalova (2013) and Shannon Pluhowsky (2006).

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore lost both of her matches Sunday and was eliminated. She finished in a tie for 49th place. Japan’s Katsuko Sugimoto was the last player to successfully defend a Queens title, winning in 1981 and 1982.

Qualifying at the River Center consisted of 15 games over three days to determine the 63 players who would join Lim in the double-elimination bracket.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

2017 USBC QUEENS
At Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Sunday’s Results

MATCH PLAY
Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall

ROUND 1
(Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to elimination bracket).

(64) Jennifer King, Irmo, S.C., def. (1) Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 721-652
(32) Karen Boyd, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., def. (33) Hollyann Johansen, Wichita, Kan., 647-524
(17) Melissa Van Dyke, Parma, Ohio, def. (48) Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W.Va., 660-591
(16) Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., def. (49) Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 744-666

(9) Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., def. (56) Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 616-594
(24) Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, def. (41) Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 671-496
(25) Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, def. (40) Taylor Bulthuis, Coral Springs, Fla., 672-560
(57) Marissa Thomas, Louisville, Ky., def. (8) Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 654-590

(5) Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., def. (60) Emily Peterson, West Fargo, N.D., 593-588
(37) Jessica Mellott, Lauderhill, Fla., def. (28) Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., 615-556
(44) Shannon Sellens, Copiague, N.Y., def. (21) Anita Arnett, Richmond, Texas, 705-590
(12) Liz Johnson, Deerfield, Ill., def. (53) Verity Crawley, England, 756-711

(52) Clara Guerrero, Pflugerville, Texas, def. (13) Sydney Brummett, Fort Wayne, Ind., 638-608
(20) Shannon O’Keefe, O’Fallon, Ill., def. (45) Danielle Van der Meer, Washington, Ill., 681-599
(29) Stephanie Schwartz, Racine, Wis., def. (36) Jasmine Snell, Papillion, Neb., 637-617
(4) Missy Parkin, Laguna Hill, Calif., def. (61) Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 651-635

(3) Josie Earnest-Barnes, Nashville, Tenn., def. (62) Missy Klug, The Villages, Fla., 603-563
(35) Kristina Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., def. (30) Daphne Tan, Singapore, 635-606
(19) Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., def. (46) Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 708-616
(51) Daria Pajak, Poland, def. (14) Joey Yeo, Singapore, 698-602

(54) Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, def. (11) Katie Zwiefelhofer, Racine, Wis., 633-592
(43) Jackie Carbonetto, Clarksville, Tenn., def. (22) Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 601-535
(27) Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., def. (38) Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 690-651
(59) Nicole Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., def. (6) Cherie Tan, Singapore, 637-619

(7) Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, def. (58) New Hui Fen, Singapore, 729-559
(26) Julia Bond, Aurora, Ill., def. (39) Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 675-622
(42) Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., def. (23) Bernice Lim, Singapore, 626-586
(10) Juliana Franco, Colombia, def. (55) Birgit Poppler, Germany, 669-594

(50) Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., def. (15) Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah, 623-560
(18) Shayna Ng, Singapore, def. (47) Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill., 586-581
(34) Brittany Smith, Johnston, Iowa, def. (31) Katelyn Simpson, Emmett, Idaho, 683-627
(63) Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, def. (2) Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 683-659

ROUND 2 – WINNERS BRACKET

King def. Boyd, 601-561
McEwan def. Van Dyke, 666-620
Martin def. Woessner, 719-644
Thomas def. Asbaty, 667-622
Kuhlkin def. Mellott, 606-591
L. Johnson def. Sellens, 692-589
O’Keefe def. Guerrero, 716-621
Schwartz def. Parkin, 676-621

Earnest-Barnes def. Szczerbinski, 661-589
Kovalova def. Pajak, 747-597
Zavjalova def. Carbonetto, 696-609
Fry def. N. Bower, 607-550
Pluhowsky def. Bond, 702-645
Franco def. Current, 684-542
Ng def. Greene, 624-605
Restrepo def. Smith, 650-640

ROUND 2 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,200)

Boomershine def. Johansen, 646-576
T. Johnson def. Bulthuis, 672-570
J. Tan def. Jasmin, 649-590
B. Bower def. Galante, 637-538
Peterson def. Rucker, 652-574
Guerra def. Snell, 641-609
Crawley def. Arnett, 658-631
Brummett def. Van der Meer, 695-571

D. Tan def. Klug, 684-625
C. Tan def. Gongora, 718-625
Dorin-Ballard def. Yeo, 570-531
Marcano def. Zwiefelhofer, 672-599
New def. McCarthy, 668-596
Kulick def. Simpson, 621-603
Poppler def. Lim, 642-594
Hulsenberg def. K. Johnson, 586-530

ROUND 3 – ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,350)

Pajak def. Boomershine, 711-601
T. Johnson def. Carbonetto, 738-591
J. Tan def. Szczerbinski, 662-594
N. Bower def. B. Bower, 675-569
Current def. Peterson, 638-530
Guerra def. Greene, 637-616
Crawley def. Bond, 619-595
Smith def. Brummett, 607-541

Van Dyke def. D. Tan, 643-609
C. Tan def. Woessner, 725-663
Boyd def. Dorin-Ballard, 763-650
Marcano def. Asbaty, 661-648
New def. Sellens, 595-567
Guerrero def. Kulick, 656-646
Mellott def. Poppler, 584-580
Parkin def. Hulsenberg, 672-661


ISC CHAMPION RETURNS TO BATON ROUGE FOR 2017 USBC QUEENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – In the past month, Sydney Brummett of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has logged more hours than most at the Raising Cane’s River Center, and that time is paying off this week at the United States Bowling Congress Queens.

Brummett, a collegiate standout at Wichita State, captured the 2017 Intercollegiate Singles Championships title at the 44-lane venue in April, and her success in Baton Rouge has continued at the USBC Queens, where she qualified for the double-elimination match-play bracket.

The 21-year-old right-hander finished qualifying with a 3,211 total, a 214.07 average, to qualify in 13th place. Brummett will face Colombia’s Clara Guerrero in Sunday’s opening round of match play.

Match play at the 2017 USBC Queens, which will feature the top 63 competitors and defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore, begins Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern and will continue through Monday until the five stepladder finalists are determined. CBS Sports Network will air the finals Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Brummett’s trip to Baton Rouge in April also included the Intercollegiate Team Championships with her Wichita State teammates. The Team USA and Junior Team USA member used the opportunity not only to compete, but to obtain information for her return visit.

“Getting to bowl here in April has been very helpful this week,” said Brummett, who defeated Webber International’s Taylor Bulthuis, 225-170, in the ISC title match, which aired on CBS Sports Network in May. “I wrote down some of the characteristics I noticed on each pair, and I hoped those notes would help me figure out the moves quicker. It didn’t help as much the first day, since I wasn’t executing shots very well, but it definitely helped the last two days after I was able to correct a flaw in my physical game.”

Brummett hopes that knowledge, along with previous match-play experiences, will help her as she looks to improve on her 17th place finish at the 2016 Queens in Las Vegas.

“Some of the matches before the ISC show were very telling,” said Brummett, the 2016-2017 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Most Valuable Player. “I struggled in those a little bit more than I would have liked and really had to come back in the third game. That let me know I have it within myself to persevere in those situations, so I feel very confident heading into tomorrow. No matter what’s going on in a match, I can always just keep going, and hopefully, it will work out.”

Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, claimed the top qualifying spot with a 15-game total of 3,440, a 229.33 average.

The 31-year-old right-hander led the 162-player field after each qualifying round, adding games of 196, 258, 219, 244 and 177 for a 1,094 total Saturday.

Boomershine and her husband, Hank, welcomed their first child, Aiden, in February, and after competing in the Professional Women’s Bowling Association’s season-opening event in Rohnert Park, California, she took off two weeks to rest an injured knee.

She feels her performance this week, regardless of the outcome, shows she’s ready for the remainder of the season.

“It’s a whole new tournament tomorrow, so today, I wasn’t looking at the leaderboard or trying to get to a certain number,” Boomershine said. “I wanted to stay smooth and slow, since it’s been working for me. Coming off an injury and having Aiden three months ago, I finally feel like I’m getting into better shape, and this performance is encouraging for me going into the rest of the season.”

Boomershine will face Jennifer King of Irmo, South Carolina, in her opening match. King tied with two-time PWBA Tour champion Rocio Restrepo of Louisville, Ohio, for 63rd place in qualifying with a 3,021 total.

Restrepo earned the No. 63 seed based on having the highest qualifying block, and she will face Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, in the opening round.

Kulick, a two-time Queens champion, moved into second place in the standings with a 3,423 total after posting the highest five-game block Saturday with 1,247. Kulick rolled games of 237, 257, 228, 269 and 256.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore improved during each qualifying round at the River Center to finish in 23rd place with a 3,169 total. Lim will face Elysia Current of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, the 2011 Queens runner-up, in the opening round.

Lim was guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket but was able to improve her seeding through qualifying.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

2017 USBC Queens
At Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Saturday’s results

QUALIFYING
(15-game totals)

1, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 3,440. 2, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 3,423. 3, Josie Earnest-Barnes, Nashville, Tenn., 3,353. 4, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 3,334. 5, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 3,323. 6, Cherie Tan, Singapore, 3,321.
7, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 3,288. 8, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,269. 9, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 3,260. 10, Juliana Franco (a), Colombia, 3,246. 11, Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Racine, Wis., 3,241. 12, Liz Johnson, Deerfield, Ill., 3,220.
13, Sydney Brummett (a), Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,211. 14, Joey Yeo (a), Singapore, 3,206. 15, Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah, 3,193. 16, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 3,192. 17(tie), Melissa Van Dyke (a), Parma, Ohio, and Shayna Ng, Singapore, 3,187.
19, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., 3,179. 20, Shannon O’Keefe, O’Fallon, Ill., 3,178. 21, Anita Arnett (a), Richmond, Texas, 3,174. 22, Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 3,173. 23, Bernice Lim, Singapore, 3,169. 24(tie), Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, and Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 3,166.
26, Julia Bond (a), Aurora, Ill., 3,163. 27(tie), Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., and Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., and Stephanie Schwartz (a), Racine, Wis., 3,158. 30, Daphne Tan, Singapore, 3,150.
31, Katelyn Simpson (a), Emmett, Idaho, 3,145. 32, Karen Boyd (a), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 3,141. 33, Hollyann Johansen (a), Wichita, Kan., 3,140. 34, Brittany Smith, Johnston, Iowa, 3,138. 35, Kristina Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 3,131. 36, Jasmine Snell (a), Papillion, Neb., 3,124.
37, Jessica Mellott (a), Lauderhill, Fla., 3,122. 38, Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 3,115. 39(tie), Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., and Taylor Bulthuis (a), Coral Springs, Fla., 3,110. 41, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 3,095. 42, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 3,089.
43, Jackie Carbonetto, Clarksville, Tenn., 3,085. 44, Shannon Sellens (a), Copiague, N.Y., 3,082. 45, Danielle Van der Meer, Washington, Ill., 3,077. 46, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 3,075. 47, Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill., 3,072. 48, Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W.Va., 3,067.
49, Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 3,066. 50, Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 3,065. 51, Daria Pajak, Poland, 3,060. 52, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 3,058. 53, Verity Crawley, England, 3,057. 54, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 3,056.
55, Birgit Poppler, Germany, 3,039. 56, Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 3,038. 57, Marissa Thomas (a), Louisville, Ky., 3,034. 58, New Hui Fen, Singapore, 3,033. 59, Nicole Bower (a), Camp Hill, Pa., 3,032. 60, Emily Peterson (a), West Fargo, N.D., 3,028.
61(tie), Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, and Missy Klug (a), The Villages, Fla., 3,023. 63(tie), Jennifer King (a), Irmo, S.C., and Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 3,021.

DID NOT ADVANCE

65, Caitlyn Johnson (a), Lumberton, Texas, 3,020. 66(tie), Maria Jose Rodriguez, Colombia, and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, 3,013.
68, Gabby Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 3,011. 69, Johanna Puentes (a), Colombia, 3,009. 70, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 3,004. 71, Lauren Pate (a), Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 3,003. 72, Stephanie Martins, Brazil, 2,999.
73, Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, 2,982. 74, Allie Ijams, Wichita, Kan., 2,979. 75, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 2,976. 76, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,969. 77, Ghislane Van der Tol (a), Netherlands, 2,960. 78, Jennifer Russo (a), Monmouth Junction, N.J., 2,953.
79, Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., 2,952. 80, Trista Kimmes (a), Eagan, Minn., 2,951. 81, Bryanna Coté, Red Rock, Ariz., 2,947. 82(tie), Anggie Ramirez-Perea, Austin, Texas, and Mary Wells (a), Columbus, Ohio, 2,940. 84, April Ellis, Wichita, Kan., 2,939.
85, Katie Ann Sopp (a), White Bear Lake, Minn., 2,937. 86(tie), Genie Franklin (a), Frisco, Texas, and Olivia Sandham (a), St. Joseph, Mo., 2,936. 88, Jen Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,934. 89, Hayley Veitch (a), Kenner, La., 2,930. 90, Kristie Leong (a), Daly City, Calif., 2,929.
91, Madeleine McDuff (a), Katy, Texas, 2,923. 92(tie), Sarah Muench, Johnston, Iowa, and Blair Blumenscheid (a), Columbus, Ohio, and Brandi Stephens, Stillwater, Okla., 2,920. 95, Jenny Notman (a), Australia, 2,918. 96(tie), Julie Oczepek, Saginaw, Mich., and Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., 2,917.
98, Dena Buxton, Australia, 2,915. 99, Vanina Carlton (a), Lithia Springs, Ga., 2,912. 100, Natalie Goodman, O’Fallon, Ill., 2,904. 101, Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas, 2,898. 102, Kayla Pashina, Minnetonka, Minn., 2,897.
103, Kiyoko McDonald (a), McKinney, Texas, 2,892. 104, Kaitlyn Commane, Australia, 2,890. 105, Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., 2,883. 106(tie), Mandy Etem (a), Cave Creek, Ariz., and Sarah Wille (a), Hoffman Estates, Ill., 2,882. 108, Alexia Hicks (a), Australia, 2,874.
109, Sierra Kanemoto (a), Riverside, Ohio, 2,872. 110, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,870. 111, Stephanie Adams (a), Canada, 2,862. 112, Laura Plazas (a), Bel Aire, Kan., 2,861. 113, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md., 2,857. 114, Stephanie Zavala (a), Downey, Calif., 2,856.
115, Michelle Sterner (a), Niagara Falls, N.Y., 2,849. 116, Catherine Rawsthorne, Lewiston, Idaho, 2,846. 117, Sandi Charles (a), Nolanville, Texas, 2,842. 118, Grace Hall, Oklahoma City, 2,835. 119, Melissa-Ann Fisher (a), Australia, 2,834. 120, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 2,832.
121, Chelsie Bahr (a), Topeka, Kan., 2,831. 122, Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan., 2,827. 123, Sara DiScioscia (a), Hampton, Va., 2,825. 124, Sarah Broussard (a), Denham Springs, La., 2,813. 125, Brittany Himmelreich, Cressona, Pa., 2,807. 126, Tannya Lopez, Mexico, 2,801.
127, Heather D’Errico, Rochester, N.Y., 2,797. 128(tie), Kayla Ovesny (a), Norman, Okla., and Tracy See (a), Singapore, 2,795. 130, Ashlyn Herzberg (a), Wichita, Kan., 2,788. 131, Ashley Crowder (a), Tamarac, Fla., 2,786. 132, Samantha Kelly, Waukesha, Wis., 2,784.
133, Krista Sandt, Bethlehem, Pa., 2,778. 134, Adrienne Hare, Rio Rancho, N.M., 2,773. 135, Jennifer Dovers (a), Sierra Vista, Ariz., 2,771. 136, Kaidee Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla., 2,766. 137, Estefania Cobo (a), Puerto Rico, 2,765. 138, Stephanie Casey, Yonkers, N.Y., 2,761.
139, Lori Eskew, Hillsboro, Ore., 2,759. 140, Jessica Peters (a), Toms River, N.J., 2,758. 141, Robin Orlikowski (a), Grand Rapids, Mich., 2,749. 142, Rebekah Martin (a), Australia, 2,745. 143, Mariana Ayala, Euless, Texas, 2,731. 144, Katie Bishop (a), Westland, Mich., 2,726.
145(tie), Vanessa Romero (a), Las Cruces, N.M., and Jerracah Heibel, Indianapolis, 2,710. 147, Chong Dodson (a), Panama City, Fla., 2,704. 148, Tara Quinlan (a), Streamwood, Ill., 2,698. 149, Natalie Dutton (a), Jenks, Okla., 2,692. 150, Denisyha Waller (a), Markham, Ill., 2,682.
151, Mariann Klosin (a), Windham, N.H., 2,664. 152, Rebecca O’Connor, Knoxville, Tenn., 2,660. 153, Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., 2,650. 154, Claudia Meeks (a), Shreveport, La., 2,649. 155, Desiree Negron, Puerto Rico, 2,639. 156, Joely O’Grady (a), Matawan, N.J., 2,617.
157, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 2,607. 158, Bernadette Wooley (a), Frankfort, Ill., 2,604. 159, Sabrina Duncan-Rose (a), New Orleans, 2,601. 160, Melanie Crawford (a), Allen, Texas, 2,600. 161, Tiffany Morris, Bel Aire, Kan., 2,548. 162, Stacy Cox (a), Baton Rouge, La., 2,531.


BOOMERSHINE CONTINUES STRONG AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, maintained her spot at the top of the standings after the second round of qualifying at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens.

After pacing Thursday’s opening round with a 1,213 total, Boomershine added games of 234, 222, 237, 248 and 192 for a 1,133 total Friday at the Raising Cane’s River Center, giving her a 10-game total of 2,346, a 234.6 average.

Friday’s round was the first opportunity for Boomershine to combat the tournament’s fresh 41-foot lane condition after averaging more than 242 on the burn Thursday.

“The fresh was similar to practice, but maybe a little tighter,” said Boomershine, who finished tied for ninth place at the 2016 USBC Queens in Las Vegas. “I knew what equipment I wanted to use from practice, and I was able to stick with the same ball until the fifth game. My game plan was the same as yesterday – stay smooth and slow and make the best shots I could. I wasn’t trying to lead, but trying to find a good look, and I was able to do that. Tomorrow, I’m going to try to continue to make good shots and get some ideas for match play.”

Team USA’s Josie Earnest-Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, is in second place with 2,298, and 2011 Queens champion Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, is third with 2,221. Jamie Martin of Omaha, Nebraska, and Daria Kovalova of Wichita, Kansas, rounded out the top five with scores of 2,217 and 2,197, respectively.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore is tied for 56th place after two rounds with a 2,024 total. Lim is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying will give her a chance to improve her seeding.

All competitors will return to the River Center on Saturday for the final round of qualifying, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Each player will bowl 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Lim in match play.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals, which will air on CBS Sports Network on May 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

2017 USBC Queens
At Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Friday’s results

QUALIFYING
(10-game totals)

1, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 2,346. 2, Josie Earnest-Barnes, Nashville, Tenn., 2,298. 3, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 2,221. 4, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 2,217. 5, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., 2,197. 6, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,180.
7, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 2,176. 8, Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, 2,167. 9, Cherie Tan, Singapore, 2,166. 10, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 2,156. 11, Joey Yeo (a), Singapore, 2,155. 12, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 2,150.
13, Liz Johnson, Deerfield, Ill., 2,147. 14, Shannon O’Keefe, O’Fallon, Ill., 2,142. 15, Missy Klug (a), The Villages, Fla., 2,141. 16, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 2,140. 17, Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,134. 18, Kristina Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,130.
19, Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 2,128. 20, Stephanie Schwartz (a), Racine, Wis., 2,122. 21, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 2,119. 22(tie) Anita Arnett (a), Richmond, Texas, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 2,116. 24(tie), Jackie Carbonetto, Clarksville, Tenn., and Daria Pajak, Poland, 2,115.
26, Shayna Ng, Singapore, 2,110. 27, Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Racine, Wis., 2,108. 28, Juliana Franco (a), Colombia, 2,106. 29, Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., 2,101. 30, Verity Crawley, England, 2,099.
31, Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 2,098. 32, Danielle Van der Meer, Washington, Ill., 2,097. 33, Katelyn Simpson (a), Emmett, Idaho, 2,096. 34, Brittany Smith, Johnston, Iowa, 2,091. 35, Jennifer King (a), Irmo, S.C., 2,090. 36, Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W.Va., 2,089.
37(tie), Sydney Brummett (a), Fort Wayne, Ind., and Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah, 2,086. 39, Hollyann Johansen (a), Wichita, Kan., 2,085. 40, Karen Boyd (a), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2,077. 41, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 2,076. 42, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 2,063.
43, Jennifer Russo (a), Monmouth Junction, N.J., 2,054. 44, Jessica Mellott (a), Lauderhill, Fla., 2,051. 45, Melissa Van Dyke (a), Parma, Ohio, 2,043. 46, Jasmine Snell (a), Papillion, Neb., 2,042. 47, Brandi Stephens, Stillwater, Okla., 2,040. 48, Jen Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,037.
49(tie), Taylor Bulthuis (a), Coral Springs, Fla., and Marissa Thomas (a), Louisville, Ky., 2,032. 51(tie), Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill., and Lauren Pate (a), Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 2,031. 53, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 2,030. 54, Michelle Sterner (a), Niagara Falls, N.Y., 2,027.
55, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 2,025. 56(tie), Bernice Lim, Singapore, and Sandra Gongora, Mexico, 2,024. 58(tie), Jazreel Tan, Singapore, Daphne Tan, Singapore, and Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 2,023.
61, Sierra Kanemoto (a), Riverside, Ohio, 2,018. 62, New Hui Fen, Singapore, 2,015. 63(tie), Shannon Sellens (a), Copiague, N.Y., and Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 2,012. 65, Blair Blumenscheid (a), Columbus, Ohio, 2,011. 66(tie), Nicole Bower (a), Camp Hill, Pa., and Vanina Carlton (a), Lithia Springs, Ga., 2,007.
68, Jenny Notman (a), Australia, 2,004. 69, Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 2,003. 70, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, 2,001. 71, Stephanie Martins, Brazil, 1,998. 72, Julia Bond (a), Aurora, Ill., 1,993.
73, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,992. 74, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Colombia, 1,991. 75, Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, 1,989. 76, Mary Wells (a), Columbus, Ohio, 1,987. 77, Caitlyn Johnson (a), Lumberton, Texas, 1,986. 78, Sarah Muench, Johnston, Iowa, 1,981.
79, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,977. 80, Emily Peterson (a), West Fargo, N.D., 1,974. 81, Madeleine McDuff (a), Katy, Texas, 1,972. 82, Krista Sandt, Bethlehem, Pa., 1,971. 83(tie), Johanna Puentes (a), Colombia, and Katie Ann Sopp (a), White Bear Lake, Minn., 1,965.
85, Bryanna Coté, Red Rock, Ariz., 1,961. 86, Birgit Poppler, Germany, 1,958. 87(tie), Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas, and Ghislane Van der Tol (a), Netherlands, 1,955. 89, Stephanie Adams (a), Canada, 1,952. 90, Kayla Pashina, Minnetonka, Minn., 1,950.
91(tie), Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., and Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,947. 93(tie), April Ellis, Wichita, Kan., and Olivia Sandham (a), St. Joseph, Mo., 1,945. 95, Gabby Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 1,938. 96, Kristie Leong (a), Daly City, Calif., 1,937.
97, Sandi Charles (a), Nolanville, Texas, 1,935. 98(tie), Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, and Trista Kimmes (a), Eagan, Minn., 1,933. 100, Dena Buxton, Australia, 1,929. 101(tie), Sarah Wille (a), Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Amanda Greene, Romney, W.Va., 1,925.
103, Sara DiScioscia (a), Hampton, Va., 1,924. 104, Kaitlyn Commane, Australia, 1,921. 105, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md., 1,918. 106, Allie Ijams, Wichita, Kan., 1,915. 107, Stephanie Zavala (a), Downey, Calif., 1,905. 108, Laura Plazas (a), Bel Aire, Kan., 1,904.
109, Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., 1,901. 110(tie), Catherine Rawsthorne, Lewiston, Idaho, and Alexia Hicks (a), Australia, 1,898. 112, Genie Franklin (a), Frisco, Texas, 1,897. 113, Natalie Goodman, O’Fallon, Ill., 1,895. 114(tie), Grace Hall, Oklahoma City, and Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 1,894.
116, Anggie Ramirez Perea, Austin, Texas, 1,887. 117, Tannya Lopez, Mexico, 1,885. 118(tie), Hayley Veitch (a), Kenner, La., Kiyoko McDonald (a), McKinney, Texas, and Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan., 1,884.
121, Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., 1,879. 122, Tracy See (a), Singapore, 1,878. 123, Julie Oczepek, Saginaw, Mich., 1,876. 124, Samantha Kelly, Waukesha, Wis., 1,868. 125, Brittany Himmelreich, Cressona, Pa., 1,866. 126, Ashlyn Herzberg (a), Wichita, Kan., 1,852.
127, Ashley Crowder (a), Tamarac, Fla., 1,850. 128, Sarah Broussard (a), Denham Springs, La., 1,849. 129, Mariann Klosin (a), Windham, N.H., 1,847. 130, Mariana Ayala, Euless, Texas, 1,845. 131, Natalie Dutton (a), Jenks, Okla., 1,843. 132, Estefania Cobo (a), Puerto Rico, 1,842.
133, Mandy Etem (a), Cave Creek, Ariz., 1,840. 134, Jerracah Heibel, Indianapolis, 1,839. 135, Melissa-Ann Fisher (a), Australia, 1,834. 136, Desiree Negron, Puerto Rico, 1,821. 137, Kaidee Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla., 1,820. 138, Kayla Ovesny (a), Norman, Okla., 1,810.
139, Robin Orlikowski (a), Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,809. 140, Vanessa Romero (a), Las Cruces, N.M., 1,808. 141, Heather D’Errico, Rochester, N.Y., 1,805. 142, Chelsie Bahr (a), Topeka, Kan., 1,796. 143, Denisyha Waller (a), Markham, Ill., 1,793. 144, Adrienne Hare, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,792.
145, Tara Quinlan (a), Streamwood, Ill., 1,779. 146, Bernadette Wooley (a), Frankfort, Ill., 1,778. 147, Katie Bishop (a), Westland, Mich., 1,777. 148, Chong Dodson (a), Panama City, Fla., 1,775. 149, Rebekah Martin (a), Australia, 1,772. 150, Stephanie Casey, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,769.
151, Jennifer Dovers (a), Sierra Vista, Ariz., 1,765. 152, Jessica Peters (a), Toms River, N.J., 1,754. 153(tie), Melanie Crawford (a), Allen, Texas, and Sabrina Duncan-Rose (a), New Orleans, La., 1,748. 155(tie), Lori Eskew, Hillsboro, Ore., and Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., 1,741.
157, Rebecca O’Connor, Knoxville, Tenn., 1,736. 158, Joely O’Grady (a), Matawan, N.J., 1,712. 159, Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 1,710. 160, Tiffany Morris, Bel Aire, Kan., 1,662. 161, Claudia Meeks (a), Shreveport, La., 1,656. 162, Stacy Cox (a), Baton Rouge, La., 1,645.


BOOMERSHINE LEADS OPENING ROUND AT 2017 USBC QUEENS

BATON ROUGE, La. – Lindsay Boomershine of Perry, Utah, leads after the opening round of qualifying at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens.

Boomershine used games of 280, 213, 239, 214 and 267 on Thursday at the Raising Cane’s River Center to pace the 162-player field with a 1,213 five-game total, a 242.6 average.

Boomershine missed the previous two Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour stops to rest and recuperate after suffering a knee injury, and she was able to find her rhythm by trusting her game.

“I just tried to stay slow and smooth and really trust myself,” said Boomershine, who was the runner-up at the 2016 PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open. “One of my weaknesses is trusting my ability and shotmaking, and I felt like I really did that today. For the next 10 games, I’m going to really focus on that, and the strong start takes a lot of pressure off.”

Poland’s Daria Pajak sits in second place with a 1,173 total, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, is third with 1,147 and 2006 USBC Queens champion Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, is fourth with 1,141. Josie Earnest-Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, rounds out the top five with 1,133.

Defending champion Bernice Lim of Singapore is in 82nd place with a 976 total after Thursday’s opening round. Lim is guaranteed the No. 64 spot in the bracket, but bowling qualifying will give her a chance to improve her seeding.

All competitors will return to the River Center on Friday for the second round of qualifying, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern. Each player will bowl 15 games over three days to determine the 63 bowlers who will join Lim in match play.

The match-play bracket will feature three-game matches, with total pinfall determining who advances. The five players who make their way through the bracket will advance to the stepladder finals, which will air on CBS Sports Network on May 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and have the chance to take home the top prize of $20,000.

All rounds of competition leading up to the stepladder finals will be broadcast on Xtra Frame, the exclusive online bowling channel for the Professional Bowlers Association. To subscribe to watch the action on Xtra Frame, visit XtraFrame.TV.

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

United States Bowling Congress
The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women’s Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens.

Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 2,500 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.

2017 USBC Queens
At Raising Cane’s River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Thursday’s results

QUALIFYING
(5-game totals)

1, Lindsay Boomershine, Perry, Utah, 1,213. 2, Daria Pajak, Poland, 1,173. 3, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 1,147. 4, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 1,141. 5, Josie Earnest-Barnes, Nashville, Tenn., 1,133. 6(tie), Rocio Restrepo, Louisville, Ohio, and Michelle Sterner (a), Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1,130.
8, Jodi Woessner, Oregon, Ohio, 1,127. 9, Joey Yeo (a), Singapore, 1,122. 10, Liz Johnson, Deerfield, Ill., 1,115. 11, Missy Parkin, Laguna Hills, Calif., 1,112. 12, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 1,111.
13, Hollyann Johansen (a), Wichita, Kan., 1,109. 14, Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., 1,102. 15, Daria Kovalova, Wichita, Kan., 1,096. 16, Jamie Martin, Omaha, Neb., 1,093. 17, Juliana Franco (a), Colombia, 1,092. 18, Shayna Ng, Singapore, 1,088.
19, Shannon O’Keefe, O’Fallon, Ill., 1,087. 20, Stephanie Schwartz (a), Racine, Wis., 1,084. 21, Amanda Fry, Antelope, Calif., 1,083. 22, Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, 1,081. 23, Jenny Notman (a), Australia, 1,074. 24, Liz Kuhlkin, Schenectady, N.Y., 1,071.
25, Lauren Pate (a), Inver Grove Heights, Minn., 1,070. 26, Verity Crawley, England, 1,068. 27, Leanne Hulsenberg, Pleasant View, Utah, 1,066. 28, Brandi Stephens, Stillwater, Okla., 1,063. 29, Kayla Johnson, Washington, Ill., 1,062. 30(tie), Clara Guerrero, Colombia, and Stephanie Martins, Brazil, 1,058.
32, Karen Marcano, Venezuela, 1,056. 33(tie), Jennifer King (a), Irmo, S.C., and Missy Klug (a), The Villages, Fla., 1,054. 35(tie), Cherie Tan, Singapore, and Kayla Pashina, Minnetonka, Minn., 1,052.
37, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 1,048. 38, Kristina Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,046. 39(tie), Jessica Mellott (a), Lauderhill, Fla., and Danielle Van der Meer, Washington, Ill., 1,044. 41(tie), Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ghislane Van der Tol (a), Netherlands, 1,042.
43, Sierra Kanemoto (a), Riverside, Ohio, 1,041. 44, Daphne Tan, Singapore, 1,038. 45, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,033. 46(tie), Madeleine McDuff (a), Katy, Texas, and Marissa Thomas (a), Louisville, Ky., 1,029. 48, Kayla Bandy, Salisbury, Md., 1,027.
49, Brittany Smith, Johnston, Iowa, 1,025. 50, Sarah Muench, Johnston, Iowa, 1,024. 51, Katie Ann Sopp(a), White Bear Lake, Minn., 1,023. 52, Ashly Galante, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,022. 53, Vanina Carlton (a), Lithia Springs, Ga., 1,020. 54, Katelyn Simpson (a), Emmett, Idaho, 1,019.
55, Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Racine, Wis., 1,018. 56(tie), Jen Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, Jackie Carbonetto, Clarksville, Tenn., and Amanda Greene, Romney, W. Va., 1,017. 59(tie), Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., Mary Wells (a), Columbus, Ohio, and Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 1,013.
62, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 1,010. 63, Sydney Brummett (a), Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,006. 64, Genie Franklin (a), Frisco, Texas, 1,005. 65, Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 1,003. 66, Lynda Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,000.
67, Kimi Davidson, Irving, Texas, 999. 68, Caitlyn Johnson (a), Lumberton, Texas, 997. 69, Stephanie Adams (a), Canada, 994. 70, Johanna Puentes (a), Colombia, 993. 71(tie), Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Singapore, and Julie Oczepek, Saginaw, Mich., 989.
73, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 987. 74, Nicole Bower (a), Camp Hill, Pa., 985. 75, Julia Bond (a), Aurora, Ill., 983. 76(tie), Sandra Gongora, Mexico, and Sandi Charles (a), Nolanville, Texas, 982. 78(tie), Melissa Van Dyke (a), Parma, Ohio, and Brooke Bower, Camp Hill, Pa., 980.
80, Erin McCarthy, Omaha, Neb., 978. 81, Krista Sandt, Bethlehem, Pa., 977. 82, Bernice Lim, Singapore, 976. 83, Karen Boyd (a), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 975. 84, Taylor Bulthuis (a), Coral Springs, Fla., 974.
85, Tannya Lopez, Monterrey, Mexico, 973. 86, Blair Blumenscheid (a), Columbus, Ohio, 971. 87, Samantha Schaden, Baltimore, 969. 88, Gabby Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 963. 89, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Colombia, 961. 90, Olivia Sandham (a), St. Joseph, Mo., 959.
91(tie), Catherine Rawsthorne, Lewiston, Idaho, and Alexia Hicks (a), New South Wales, 957. 93, Sarah Wille (a), Hoffman Estates, Ill., 956. 94(tie), Kristie Leong (a), Daly City, Calif., and Natalie Goodman, O’Fallon, Ill., 954. 96, Anita Arnett (a), Richmond, Texas, 952.
97(tie), Shannon Sellens (a), Copiague, N.Y., Kalynn Carl, Albany, N.Y., and Estefania Cobo (a), Puerto Rico, 951. 100, Danielle Knittle, State College, Pa., 950. 101(tie), Summer Jasmin, Beckley, W.Va., Vanessa Romero (a), Las Cruces, N.M., and Trista Kimmes (a), Eagan, Minn., 949.
104(tie), Jennifer Russo (a), Monmouth Junction, N.J., and Allie Ijams, Wichita, Kan., 948. 106, Bryanna Coté, Red Rock, Ariz., 947. 107, Rebekah Martin (a), Australia, 945. 108, Holly Harris, Wichita, Kan., 944.
109, Robin Orlikowski (a), Grand Rapids, Mich., 943. 110, New Hui Fen, Singapore, 942. 111, Anggie Ramirez Perea, Austin, Texas, 938. 112, Emily Peterson (a), West Fargo, N.D., 935. 113, Tara Quinlan (a), Streamwood, Ill., 933. 114, Ashlyn Herzberg (a), Wichita, Kan., 930.
115, Mandy Etem (a), Cave Creek, Ariz., 927. 116, Kaidee Sutphin, Mount Dora, Fla., 924. 117, Jerracah Heibel, Indianapolis, 920. 118, Mariann Klosin (a), Windham, N.H., 918. 119, Heather D’Errico, Rochester, N.Y., 917. 120(tie) Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., and Denisyha Waller (a), Markham, Ill., 916.
122(tie), April Ellis, Wichita, Kan., and Samantha Kelly, Waukesha, Wis., 915. 124(tie), Chelsie Bahr (a), Topeka, Kan., and Sara DiScioscia (a), Hampton, Va., 913. 126, Aumi Guerra, Dominican Republic, 912.
127, Birgit Poppler, Germany, 910. 128(tie), Brandi Calderon, Tempe, Ariz., Desiree Negron, Puerto Rico, and Melissa-Ann Fisher (a), Australia, 909. 131(tie), Mariana Ayala, Euless, Texas, and Dena Buxton, Australia, 908.
133, Jasmine Snell (a), Papillion, Neb., 905. 134, Adrienne Hare, Rio Rancho, N.M., 903. 135, Brittany Himmelreich, Cressona, Pa., 901. 136, Tracy See (a), Singapore, 899. 137, Kaitlyn Commane, Australia, 898. 138, Kiyoko McDonald (a), McKinney, Texas, 897.
139(tie), Ashley Crowder (a), Tamarac, Fla., and Megan McGinley, Cinnaminson, N.J., 894. 141(tie), Hayley Veitch (a), Kenner, La., and Jennifer Dovers (a), Sierra Vista, Ariz., 886. 143, Katie Bishop (a), Westland, Mich., 875. 144, Sarah Broussard (a), Denham Springs, La., 871.
145, Grace Hall, Oklahoma City, 868. 146, Stephanie Zavala (a), Downey, Calif., 865. 147, Jessica Peters (a), Toms River, N.J., 864. 148, Stephanie Casey, Yonkers, N.Y., 861. 149, Laura Plazas (a), Bel Aire, Kan., 860. 150, Rebecca O’Connor, Knoxville, Tenn., 858.
151(tie), Sabrina Duncan-Rose (a), New Orleans, and Debbie Ayers, La Mesa, Calif., 849. 153, Tiffany Morris, Bel Aire, Kan., 830. 154, Kayla Ovesny (a), Norman, Okla., 823. 155(tie), Lori Eskew, Hillsboro, Ore., and Bernadette Wooley (a), Frankfort, Ill., 822.
157(tie), Joely O’Grady (a), Matawan, N.J., and Natalie Dutton (a), Jenks, Okla., 821. 159, Melanie Crawford (a), Allen, Texas, 816. 160, Chong Dodson (a), Panama City, Fla., 809. 161, Claudia Meeks (a), Shreveport, La., 792. 162, Stacy Cox (a), Baton Rouge, La., 790.

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