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      July of 2000:

    -Feldman Maintains Lead In Fourth Round In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic

    7/31/2000 - PWBA
          LOUISVILLE, KY-Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., averaged 220.5 for eight games to maintain her lead in the $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Bowl in Louisville, KY, Monday evening. Feldman went 5-3-0 in match play to lead the field by 96 pins.

          "I held on barely tonight," said Feldman. "I had two low games in the middle of the block but was able to rebound. The last three to four games I was able to move in and soften up with a weaker ball to be more consistent."

          Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., won five of eight matches and averaged 213.25 for eight games to move into the second position. Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., moved into the third position and Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., held onto the fourth position. Making the biggest move into the top five is Carol Norman, Ardmore, Okla., moving from the 16th position into the fifth position.

          The top 24 return Tuesday to bowl their final two rounds of match play at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.


    -Feldman Takes Over Lead In Third Round In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic

    7/31/2000 - PWBA
          LOUISVILLE, KY-Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y. averaged 233.16 for six games to take over the lead in the $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Bowl in Louisville, KY. Feldman had high games of 267, 237, 235 and a low game of 216 to move her from the fourth position to take the lead by twenty-six pins.

          "I didn't do anything different from yesterday, I just carried better today," said Feldman.

          Kathy Tribbey, Newberg, Ore., held onto second and Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. dropped to the third position. Rounding out the top five are Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., and Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev.

          The top 24 return Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. to bowl the first eight games of match play.


    -Adler Holds Lead In Second Round In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic

    7/31/2000 - PWBA
          LOUISVILLE, KY-Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., averaged 204.66 to hold the lead in the second round of the $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Lanes in Louisville, KY Sunday evening by twenty-six pins.

          Kathy Tribbey, Newberg, Ore., averaged 221.16 for six games to move up one position into the second position. Rounding out the top five are Carol Gianotti-Block, Perth, W. Australia, Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., and Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif.

          The lady professionals return Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. to bowl the third six game block of qualifying. The top 24 return to bowl the first round of match play at 6:30 p.m.


    -Adler Leads First Round In $100,000 Lady Ebonite Classic

    7/31/2000 - PWBA
          LOUISVILLE, KY-Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. averaged 244.83 to take the first round lead in the Lady Ebonite Classic at Executive Lanes in Louisville, KY Sunday afternoon. Adler had high games of 278, 265, 264, and a low game of 203 to lead the field by 187 pins.

          "I was very consistent today," said Adler. "To be more consistent, I'm not using a glove and I dropped weight in my bowling equipment to 15 pounds, it is helping me to duplicate my shots."

          Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., averaged 230.33 for the second position. Rounding out the top five are Kathy Tribbey, Newberg, Ore., Cheryl Daniels, W. Bloomfield, Mich., and Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, N.J.

          The lady professionals return Sunday at 6:30 to bowl the second six game block of qualifying.


    -Macpherson Held Off Dorin-Ballard In The Southern Virginia Open

    7/28/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE, Va.- Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., defeated Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., in the championship match 205-182 in The Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, Va. Thursday night.

          "I'm so pleased with the outcome," said Macpherson, "and so relieved it's over. I want to congratulate Carolyn for having such a great week, she bowled great all week."

          In the first three-way shoot, Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., 2000 U.S. Open champion Tennelle Grijalva, Orange, Calif., and Linda Kelly of Dayton, Ohio faced off. Kelly started off with a spare and four consecutive strikes taking a nineteen-pin lead over Grijalva and a twenty-eight-pin lead over Adler in the fifth frame. Despite Adler's and Grijalva efforts, Kelly did not let up tossing strikes in the last three frames posting a score of 244. Kelly defeated Adler and Grijalva 244-208-196.

          In the semi-final match, brought up Kelly to face 1990's Bowler of the Decade, Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev. Macpherson started the match punching a 4-6-7-10 split and a spare trailing in the second frame by twenty-one pins. Kelly and Macpherson were even at one point in the match but Macpherson threw the next three taking a twenty-pin lead in the seventh frame. Macpherson kept her twenty-pin lead up to the ninth frame. When Macpherson missed a seven-pin in the tenth frame Kelly had a chance to win the match. Needing a double in the tenth, Kelly left the 2-4-5, unable to convert, Macpherson moved on to the championship match by defeating Kelly 215-195.

          In the championship match, Macpherson faced first seed Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas. Dorin-Ballard led all six rounds and led the tournament by an astonishing 493 pins. Macpherson and Dorin-Ballard kept pace with one another throughout the match with only a two-pin difference between the two bowlers in the eighth frame. Dorin-Ballard tossed one in high leaving the 4-7-10 split leaving an open. Taking advantage of the misfortune, Macpherson threw a double in the ninth and tenth frames defeating Dorin-Ballard 205-182.


    -New NBC Sitcom To Feature Bowling

    7/28/2000 - By Steve Mermelstein
          HOLLYWOOD, Ca. - Bowling will play a major roll in a new sitcom, Ed, to debut on Sunday nights on NBC this Fall.

          From the writer/producers of "The Late Show with David Letterman" comes this zany story about the quirky life of New York attorney Ed Stevens (Tom Cavanagh.) Ed moves back to his small Midwestern hometown of Stuckeyville after losing his job and dumping his cheating wife. Once there, he's intent on pursuing romance with attractive teacher Carol Vessey (Julie Bowen), the most popular girl in high school when they were classmates years before -- although she barely knew him -- and she's now dating someone else.

          Nevertheless, Ed believes he has a chance with Carol, so he buys a bowling alley, begins a law practice there, and moves in with his best friend Mike (Josh Randall), and Mike's wife, Nancy (Jana Marie Hupp), who are new parents. Lesley Boone also stars as Molly, Carol's best friend and co-worker at the school.

          "Ed" is produced by NBC Studios in association with Worldwide Pants and Viacom Productions. Written by co-executive producer Jon Beckerman and executive producer Rob. The show will be directed by Jim Frawley.


    -MTV To Deliver Another Bowling Bash

    7/27/2000 - By Steve Mermelstein
    Rock N Bowl Bowling Bash       HOLLYWOOD, Ca. - MTV recently taped another installment of MTV's Rock N' Jock Bowling Bash at Universal Studios Hollywood. The bash was recorded on July 15 after a dress rehearsal that took place the previous afternoon. Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, P.O.D., Carson Daly, Method Man, and several other celebrities bowled in the Bash's party like atmosphere.

          The prior installments of MTV's Bowling specials have been produced inside bowling centers. This time MTV opted to tape this edition outdoors on Universal's New York back lot.

          Murrey International quickly installed two lanes for the taping using Murrey's MML-3000 lanes, ball returns, and automatic pinsetters. The lanes were disassembled and returned to Murrey's factory immediately after the taping. Ebonite International provided bowling balls and on site custom drilling for the celebrities.

          Gordon Murrey, vice president of Murrey International, stated that the "MTV execs are really high on bowling." An attempt was made to reach the producers of the show for comment; however, they couldn't be reached as they were on location at another shoot.
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          The Rock N' Jock Bowling Bash is scheduled to appear multiple times on MTV starting on Saturday, August 5, 2000 at noon. It will also be aired Saturday, August 5 at 6:00 pm, Sunday, August 6 at 12:00 am, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 8:00 pm, and Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 pm.


    -Dorin-Ballard Continues To Dominate Field In The Southern Virginia Open

    7/26/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE, Va.-Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., averaged 224.64 for 42 games to lead all six rounds into the televised finals in The Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, Va. Wednesday evening. Dorin-Ballard averaged 222 for eight games and won five of the eight matches to hold onto the lead by 439 pins.

          "I don't think I've ever lead all rounds before," said Dorin-Ballard. "I just want to continue the success I've had all week into tomorrow. The crowd is really good to me here, I feel very comfortable."

          In the second position is Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev. Macpherson averaged 208.87 and went 5-2-1 in match play. Linda Kelly of Dayton, Ohio had an overall average of 215.9 for 42 games to move into the third position.

          The last two positions were decided in the position round. Tennelle Grijalva, Orange, Calif., tossed five in a row to win her match against Tammy Turner, Akron, Oh. 243-223 to move her into the fourth position.

          "I was on such a high on the win from the U.S. Open, I never would of thought of making the show this week," said Grijalva.

          Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla. lost her position round game to Macpherson 200-222 but was able to hold onto the fifth position by 32 pins. The top five will bowl the televised finals Thursday at 7:00 p.m. which will be taped on ESPN2 and will air on Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and repeated on ESPN on Saturday, August 5th at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.


    -Dorin-Ballard Extends Lead In The Southern Virginia Open

    7/26/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE, Va.-Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., averaged 236.50 for eight games and won six of her eight matches to extend her lead by 289 pins in The Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, Va. Wednesday afternoon.

          "I'm just thrilled how everything's going," said Dorin-Ballard. "Hopefully tonight I can stay in the number one position, if not, I will be satisfied with any other position as long as it's the TV show."

          Linda Kelly of Dayton, Oh, won six of her eight matches and averaged 225.5 to move her back into the second position. In the third and fourth positions are Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., and Kim Adler of Cocoa, Fla. The fifth position belongs to Laura Lee Daniel of Corona, Calif. Daniel averaged 223.75 and won seven of the eight matches to move eight positions.

          The top 24 professionals return tonight at 6:30 p.m. to bowl the final round of match play. The top five will advance to Thursday's televised finals at 7:00 p.m.


    -Dorin-Ballard Continues To Dominate In The Southern Virginia Open

    7/25/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE, Va.-Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., went 5-1-2 in the first round of match play to extend her lead to 116 pins over the field in The Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, VA, Tuesday evening. Dorin-Ballard averaged 218.62 for eight games.

          "I just want to keep going," said Dorin-Ballard. "Match play is such a long format, I just want to be in the same position tomorrow night."

          Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., averaged 227.87 and won five of her eight matches to move to the second position from the fifth position. The third and fourth position belongs to Linda Kelly of Dayton, Ohio and Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., both dropping one position. Carol Gianotti-Block, Perth, W. Australia, averaged 219.37 to move back into the fifth position.

          The top 24 return tomorrow for two more rounds of match play at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.


    -Dorin-Ballard Leads All Three Rounds Into Matchplay

    7/25/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE, Va.-Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of N. Richland Hills, Tex., averaged 223.22 for 18 games to hold the lead for all three rounds in the Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, VA, Tuesday afternoon.

          "I feel good," said Dorin-Ballard. "It's a great position to be in obviously, it means I'm bowling well. I want to continue bowling well into match play. In match play the thirty bonus pins could change everything. I'm going to bowl one game at a time and try to win my matches,"

          Linda Kelly, Dayton, Oh, averaged 219.33 for six games to move into the second position. Rounding out the top five are Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., Jennifer Swanson, Shelton, Conn., and Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla.

          Michelle Arrington, Philadelphia, Pa., struck out for a 259 to claim the 24th position for match play by one pin. Arrington averaged 217.16 for six games and started from the 38th position before today's last qualifying round. This is Arrington's first match play appearance this year.

          "I was more concerned of falling out of the cash (top 32) than making the cut," said Arrington. "In the fifth game I was the cut number and I told myself to shoot two-teens to stay in the cut. This is the first time I shot a good game to get into the top twenty-four, usually I'm trying to hold on to stay in (the money)." Arrington admits that she was struggling this year and was working on her game over the break. "I told myself if I didn't do well that this would be my last swing. This helps my confidence tremendously," added Arrington.

          The top 24 return tonight to bowl the first round of eight games of match play at 6:30 p.m.


    -Dorin-Ballard Holds Lead In Second Round Of The Southern Virginia Open

    7/24/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE, Va.-Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., averaged 218.83 for 6 games to hold onto the lead in The Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, Va., Monday evening. Dorin-Ballard had high games of 244, 239, and 227 and a low game of 200 and has an overall average of 226.92 for 12 games.

          "I had to move in more tonight because the lanes were hooking," said Dorin-Ballard. "My entry angle was better this morning and I carried better. I had to go away from the pocket more tonight. I covered my spares until I could find a ball to carry all ten."

          Jennifer Swanson, Shelton, Conn., averaged 228.5 for six games to move her to the second position from the eleventh position and Linda Kelly of Dayton, Ohio moved into the third position.

          Making the biggest move of the night was Michelle Feldman of Skaneateles, N.Y., averaging 233.66 for six games to move from the 21st position to the fourth position.

          "I had to go to a weaker ball tonight so I didn't get as much over and under like this morning," said Feldman. "The lanes settled down for me so I could move more inside. That's where I like to play and once the shots there, I'm going to take advantage of it."

          Carol Gianotti-Block of Perth, W. Australia, stayed in the fifth position. The lady professionals return tomorrow to bowl the last round of qualifying at 11:00 a.m. There will then be a cut to the top 24. The top 24 will return tomorrow night for the first round of match play at 6:30 p.m.


    -Dorin-Ballard Leads In First Round Of The Southern Virginia Open

    7/24/2000 - PWBA
          DANVILLE-Va.-Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Tex., averaged 235 for six games to take the first round lead in the Southern Virginia Open, at Country Club Lanes, in Danville, Va., Monday afternoon. Dorin-Ballard earned two titles from the spring swing and is sixth in earnings with $51,725 in ten events this year.

          "I made some equipment decisions based on what I had in practice," said Dorin-Ballard. "I made some good decisions today and I had a pretty good ball reaction. I'm trying to tune myself to really think of what I need to do and to concentrate on my timing. My timing was a little fast from the U.S. Open, so I'm going to keep slow timing tonight even though the lanes may be hooking."

          Jody Ellis, Durban, S. Africa, averaged 232.33 to move her into the second position. Rounding out the top five are Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev., Lisa Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., and Carol Gianotti-Block of Perth, W. Australia. The lady professionals return tonight for six more games of qualifying at 6:30 p.m.


    -Smith And Grijalva Take Bowling's US Open Title

    7/16/2000 - BPAA
          PHOENIX, Az. - Bowling's U. S. Open presented by AMF Bowling, Inc. (AMF) crowned two 'first timers' as the 2000 men's and women's championships were held July 15, according to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, Inc. (BPAA) and AMF. Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., and Tennelle Grijalva, Orange, Calif., both fellow Californians and former Team USA members, took the men and women's titles, respectively, at Bowling's 2000 U. S. Open presented by AMF held at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum and televised live on FOX Sports Net.

          Smith survived a close match with veteran Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. 202-201 by rolling 3 straight strikes in the end to put the pressure on the veteran Duke.

          "You don't want them that close," commented Smith. "Duke's a great player and for him to not hit a strike when he needs it is unusual. But I'll take it anyway I can get it. I wanted one title when I came out and this is it."

          Duke (279) convincingly defeated Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio (224), and Paul Fleming, Bedford, Tex. (214) in the preliminary "shootout" match.

          Prior to the men's finals, Duke was somewhat prophetical. "There will be a lot of strikes today," remarked Duke, winner of the Tucson Open just a week before. Smith's win denied Duke's shot at the coveted 'triple crown.' On the women's side, Grijalva handily defeated Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 239 - 155 in the championship match. This capped off a week where the women's lead seemed to constantly change as the competition heated up in the later rounds.

          "This is the most unbelievable thing that could've ever happened to me," said Grijalva. "As a rookie, you don't think about winning the U. S. Open. You just want to make the cut and make the TV show, but not winning it."

          In the women's "shootout" match, Grijalva (213), a candidate for the PWBA Rookie of the Year, defeated two veterans, Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia (196), and 1996 women's Open champ Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y. (203), winning the chance to meet top seed Kulick.


    -Smith Continues Maintains Lead, Kulick Takes Over Lead In Final Match Play Round

    7/15/2000 - BPAA
          PHOENIX, Az. - Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., and Team USA member and amateur Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., finished match play in the top men and women slots as the top four men and women advance to Bowling's $375,000 U.S. Open televised arena finals at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, July 15. Smith finished 203 pins ahead of Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio (11504-11307). Paul Fleming, Bedford, Tex. and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. Round out the top four men's positions. Duke has the chance to win consecutive titles since winning the Tuscon Open last week. In the women's division, Kulick overtook Carol Gianotti-Block, Australia, by a mere 40 pins (11113-11073) to take the top spot among the women. 1996 women's Open champ Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 11005 total pins, and Tennelle Grijalva, Orange, Calif., 10976 total pins, make up the rest of the women's finalists. Televised arena finals will be aired live on FOX Sports Net on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern).


    -Robert Smith Continues Lead, Annie Marie Duggan Takes Top Spot

    7/14/2000 - BPAA
          PHOENIX, Az. - Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., remains the one constant as Bowling's $375,000 U.S. Open enters into its final round of Match Play, underway at AMF Christown Lanes. Smith's 9,741 pinfall total and 12-4-0 record puts him 350 pins ahead of Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., with 9,491 pins and 11-5-0 record. The women's division continues to experience lead changes with Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla., taking the top spot among the women. Duggan used a 13-3-0 record to move into the top slot taking a 37-pin lead over amateur and current Team USA member Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., 9301-9264. Match Play continues Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time. Televised arena finals will be aired live on FOX Sports Net on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern).


    -Robert Smith And Leanne Barrette Take Over The Lead In The US Open

    7/13/2000 - BPAA
          PHOENIX, Az. - Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., and Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., are the leaders after 26 games in Bowling's $375,000 U. S. Open Presented by AMF, underway at AMF Christown Lanes. Smith's 5,817 pinfall total puts him 110 pins ahead of John May, Iron Station, N.C. Barrette holds a 6-pin lead over Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 5540-5534. One perfect game was rolled in fourth round competition, by Amleto Monacelli of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Marianne DiRupo of Succasunna, N.J. defeated Jackie Edwards of Simi Valley, Calif., 235-223 in a one-game roll-off to determine the 24th slot in the women's division, according to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).

          Women's leader Barrette, '91 women's runner-up, is averaging 213.08 for the first 26 games followed by '96 women's Open champion Liz Johnson average of 212.85. The women's leader for the first three rounds of competition, Allyson Allmang of Boynton Beach, Fla. still remains in striking distance at third place with an average of 210.38 and 5470 total pins.

          Among the women who made the 24 player cut are '99 women's champ Kim Adler (202.92 average and 5276 pins), '86 champion, Wendy Macpherson (213.56 average and 3844 pins), '95 champ Cheryl Daniels (205.65 average and 5347 pins), '91 titlist Anne Marie Duggan (207.92 average and 5406 pins) and '89 champion Robin Romeo-Mossontte.

          International women bowlers are making a strong showing in the advancing 24 players including Carol Gianotti-Block of Perth, Australia, 5444 pins and 209.38 average; Cara Honeychurch of Australia, 5313 pins and 204.35 average, Amanda Bradley of Australia, 5310 pins and 204.23 average, Yu Ling Wang of Chinese Taipei, 5299 pins and 203.81 average and Jody Ellis of South Africa, 5257 pins and 202.19 average.

          Men's leader Smith jumped from 6th place to 1st behind an additional 1903 pins, while May added another 1849 pins to his previous day's total jump nine spots into second place. '99 men's champion Bob Learn, Jr. is still in the hunt to repeat as he increased his pin total to 5509 with an average of 211.88. '98 men's titlist Walter Ray Williams also made the cut with 5498 pins and a 211.46 average.

          International men making the cut include Monacelli of Barquisimeto, Venezuela with 5602 pins and a 215.46 average and Mika Koivuniemi of Finland with 5544 pins and a 213.23 average. Michael Haugen Jr., of Mesa and Gary Hulsenberg of Scottsdale were the only Arizona bowlers left in the top 48 men. Haugen finished 41st with 5355 pins and 205.96 average, while Hulsenberg was 42nd with 5334 pins and 205.15 average.

          The top 24 men and women begin match play Thursday night. Match play resumes Friday at 10 a.m., and the final eight-game block begins at 6:30 p.m.

          The top four men and four women after match play concludes move into the arena finals Saturday afternoon at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Nos. 2, 3 and 4 players will compete in a one-game "shootout" match, with the winner advancing to take on the tournament leader for the title. The women's matches will be held first, followed by the men and then a joint trophy presentation. FOX Sports Net will broadcast the finals live.


    -Allmang and Kretzer Top Men's and Women's Field after 3 Rounds at Bowling's U. S. Open

    7/13/2000 - BPAA
          PHOENIX, Az. - Allyson Allmang of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, are the tournament leaders at Bowling's 2000 U. S. Open presented by AMF as the field is narrowed to the top 48 women and men, according to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).

          Tim Mack of Garfield, N.J., an international multi-titlist and former Penn State football player, rolled the first perfect game of this year's championship, followed a few moments later by a duplicate 300 from Marcia Kamrowski of Boca Raton, Fla. While Mack's 300 wasn't enough to move him into the top 48, Kamrowski's perfect game, sandwiched between scores of 289 and 258 for a closing 847 set, pulled her up from 72nd place into 17th and allowed her to survive the cut.

          Earlier in the day, Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., came close to firing the first perfect game with a 299 opener in the morning block. He finished tied for 23rd with Dave Wodka of Henderson, Nev., at 3811 pins and 211.72 average. Women's leader Allmang is averaging 217.61 for the first 18 games of competition with 3917 total pins. The 1986 U. S. Open champion, Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., at 3844 pins and a 213.56 average, closely follows Allmang. Rounding out the top five women are Carol Gianotti-Block of Perth, Australia, 3824 pins and 212.44 average; Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., 3818 pins and 212.11 average, and Tennelle Grijalva of Orange, Calif. The 48th and final woman to move into today's action is Jolene Etem, Valley Center, Calif., with 3575 pins and 198.61 average.

          Men's leader Kretzer added another 1288 pins to his previous day's total to tally 4039 pins overall and a 224.39 average. He is 42 pins ahead of Pat Healey, Niagara Falls, N.Y., who finished Wednesday with 3997 pins and 222.06 average. Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., sits in third with 3979 pins and 221.06 average. Jason Hurd, Visalia, Calif., at 3930 pins and 218.33 average, and Paul Koehler, Stuart, Fla., at 3919 pins and 217.72 average, round out the top five.

          Sweden's Patrick Backe and Mark Bowers of Aberdeen, Md., tied for the 47th and 48th spots with 3735 pins and 207.50 average.

          Michael Haugen Jr., of Mesa and Gary Hulsenberg of Scottsdale were the only Arizona bowlers to make the cut. Haugen finished 16th with 3834 pins and 213.30 average, while Hulsenberg was 43rd with 3751 pins and 208.39 average.

          The survivors of this first cut return July 13th to bowl eight additional games of qualifying. The fields will be halved at the end of the eighth game (26 games of qualifying), and the top 24 men and women still remaining will move into the match play phase of the U. S. Open beginning at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Match play resumes Friday at 10 a.m., and the final eight-game block begins at 6:30 p.m.

          The top four men and four women after match play concludes move into the arena finals Saturday afternoon at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Nos. 2, 3 and 4 players will compete in a one-game "shootout" match, with the winner advancing to take on the tournament leader for the title. The women's matches will be held first, followed by the men and then a joint trophy presentation. FOX Sports Net will broadcast the finals live.





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