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      May 14, 2002:

-Dorin-Ballard Leapfrogs To The Front At St. Clair Shores Classic

05/14/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, took control of the leaderboard after the fourth round of the St. Clair Shores Classic. Dorin-Ballard went 7-1 in match play (Ed. note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) helping increase her tournament total to a 5,893 pinfall and a 218.57 average.

      "Tonight I paid more attention to my ball speed and I think that really helped me read the lanes better," Dorin-Ballard said.

      Seeking her first title of the 2002 season, Dorin-Ballard holds a 64-pin lead over Kim Terrell, Pleasanton, Calif. Dorin-Ballard closed out the 2001 Professional Women's Bowling Association season as the Player of the Year after winning a record-tying seven titles.

      "Last year was a fantastic season for me but I can't live off of last year. I am still approaching each week the same way and that's trying to bowl the best I can."

      Terrell, who led the tournament after the first two rounds, went 5-3 while managing 5,829 and 218.42.The northern Calif. native entered the Classic coming off a victory at the Women's International Bowling Congress Queens tournament.

      Anne Marie Duggan, Edmond, Okla. moved up from fifth to third after going 6-2. She trails Terrell by 22-pins (5,807, 216.42). Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nevada jumped 11 places in the standings after registering an 8-0 mark including victories over Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla. (6th - 5,713, 211.65), Cara Honeychurch, Melbourne, Australia (8th - 5,686, 212.92) and Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ (10th - 5,641, 213.50).

      Area PWBA'ers Lisa Bishop, Belleville, Mich. (17th - 5,418, 203.76) and Michelle Mullen, Dearborn, Mich. (22nd - 5,334, 200.53) completed the day in contention to make the cut for the championship round.

      Match play continues with two more eight-game blocks on Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of match play, the top five bowlers compete on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the championship rounds. ESPN2 will tape the championships and later broadcast them on Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. (eastern).

MATCH PLAY STANDINGS AFTER 26 GAMES
                                             BLOCK TOTALS                        TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                  QUAL   1    2    3   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE

  1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Richland  3893 1790    0    0  5683 218.57  7- 1- 0  5893  +693
  2 Kim Terrell-Daly City, CA          3978 1701    0    0  5679 218.42  5- 3- 0  5829  +629
  3 Anne Marie Duggan-Edmond, OK       3857 1770    0    0  5627 216.42  6- 2- 0  5807  +607
  4 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, NV     3759 1789    0    0  5548 213.38  8- 0- 0  5788  +588
  5 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT             3799 1749    0    0  5548 213.38  6- 2- 0  5728  +528
  6 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL          3772 1731    0    0  5503 211.65  7- 1- 0  5713  +513
  7 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL                3782 1764    0    0  5546 213.30  5- 3- 0  5696  +496
  8 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,        3862 1674    0    0  5536 212.92  4- 2- 2  5686  +486
  9 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX          3811 1722    0    0  5533 212.80  5- 3- 0  5683  +483
 10 Marianne DiRupo-Succasunna, NJ     3823 1728    0    0  5551 213.50  3- 5- 0  5641  +441
 11 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, CA     4045 1530    0    0  5575 214.42  1- 6- 1  5620  +420
 12 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, NY   3808 1722    0    0  5530 212.69  2- 5- 1  5605  +405
 13 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ             3840 1683    0    0  5523 212.42  1- 7- 0  5553  +353
 14 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT       3820 1663    0    0  5483 210.88  2- 6- 0  5543  +343
 15 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY        3694 1643    0    0  5337 205.26  4- 4- 0  5457  +257
 16 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ       3629 1660    0    0  5289 203.42  4- 3- 1  5424  +224
 17 Lisa Bishop-Belleville, MI         3641 1657    0    0  5298 203.76  4- 4- 0  5418  +218
 18 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton, FL    3696 1594    0    0  5290 203.46  4- 4- 0  5410  +210
 19 Pauliina Aalto-Finland,            3662 1615    0    0  5277 202.96  3- 4- 1  5382  +182
 20 Carol Gianotti-Block-Australia,    3800 1546    0    0  5346 205.61  1- 7- 0  5376  +176
 21 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, IN     3702 1579    0    0  5281 203.11  3- 5- 0  5371  +171
 22 Michelle Mullen-Dearborn, MI       3604 1610    0    0  5214 200.53  4- 4- 0  5334  +134
 23 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA        3600 1612    0    0  5212 200.46  4- 4- 0  5332  +132
 24 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA        3669 1518    0    0  5187 199.50  0- 8- 0  5187   -13




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