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      May 21, 2001:

-Feldman Maintains Slim Lead At Miller High Life Open

05/21/2001 - PWBA
      OMAHA, Neb. - Defending champion Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., holds a slim lead over Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Calif., at the conclusion of the first day of competition at the $100,000 Miller High Life Open, underway at Maplewood Lanes.

      Feldman's torrid morning pace cooled in the evening block, when she rolled a six-game set of 1,245 pins. She currently stands at 2,674 total pins. Dorin-Ballard, on the other hand, nearly duplicated her morning effort of 1,335 with a 1,334-pin total tonight to finish at 2,669 pins. The two are averaging 222.83 and 222.42, respectively.

      "The lanes in this center have a characteristic of breaking down a lot as the day progresses, no matter what type of oil pattern is laid down on them," Feldman said. "Being able to recognize that gives players who have been here before a big advantage in planning their equipment choices."

      "What is great about bowling on the Sport Bowling condition, which is what we have here, is that you are rewarded for bowling well. You can shoot a 250 game on a good pair and not fall off the pace by 10 or 20 pins. Instead, you help set the pace," Dorin-Ballard observed.

      Cara Honeychurch of Australia, with a total pinfall of 2,659 and 221.58 average, is 10 pins behind Dorin-Ballard. Rounding out the top five are Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif., with 2,651 pins and a 220.92 average, and two-time Omaha champion Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, N.J., with 2.650 pins and a 220.83 average.

      Qualifying continues Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. The field will be cut to the top 24 following Tuesday's early round, and those survivors will move into the match play phase of the tournament, beginning Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Qualifier Standings After 12 Games:

SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-

A     1 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY          2674 222.83  +274
A     2 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills, Tex. 2669 222.42  +269
A     3 Cara Honeychurch - Australia                    2659 221.58  +259
A     4 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA                 2651 220.92  +251
A     5 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ             2650 220.83  +250
A     6 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL         2615 217.92  +215
A     7 Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN                2596 216.33  +196
A     8 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia                2585 215.42  +185
A     9 Lynda Barnes - Wichita, KS                      2584 215.33  +184
A    10 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                         2566 213.83  +166
A    11 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK              2563 213.58  +163
A    12 Maxine Nable - Australia                            2551 212.58  +151
A    13 Pauliina Aalto - Finland                            2550 212.50  +150
A T  14 Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                   2546 212.17  +146
A       Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO                    2546 212.17  +146
A    16 Kathy Tribbey - Newbert, OR                     2531 210.92  +131
A    17 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                               2524 210.33  +124
A    18 Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                     2519 209.92  +119
A    19 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                     2506 208.83  +106
A    20 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                        2500 208.33  +100
A    21 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY                   2499 208.25   +99
A    22 Jody Ellis - Buffalo, NY                            2498 208.17   +98
A    23 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT                  2497 208.08   +97
A    24 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                   2485 207.08   +85
A T  25 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI        2475 206.25   +75
A       Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV                   2475 206.25   +75
A       Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV            2475 206.25   +75
A    28 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        2474 206.17   +74
A    29 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                     2462 205.17   +62
A    30 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                         2454 204.50   +54
A    31 Gena Guccione - Thornton, CO                    2453 204.42   +53
A    32 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  2450 204.17   +50
A    33 Jeanne Naccarato - Tacoma, WA               2439 203.25   +39
A    34 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                   2438 203.17   +38
A    35 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                  2437 203.08   +37
A    36 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                   2436 203.00   +36
A    37 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                   2407 200.58    +7
A    38 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK      2406 200.50    +6
A    39 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC                  2395 199.58    -5
A    40 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI                2373 197.75   -27
A    41 Yuko Nakatani - Japan                           2372 197.67   -28
A T  42 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL           2325 193.75   -75
A       Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                        2325 193.75   -75
A    44 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                  2295 191.25  -105
A T  45 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                        2282 190.17  -118
A       Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           2282 190.17  -118
A    47 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                    2279 189.92  -121
A    48 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL              2228 185.67  -172
A    49 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY       2201 183.42  -199
A    50 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                         2082 173.50  -318
A    51 Janice Albertson - Bellevue, NE                 2053 171.08  -347


-Feldman Dominates Early Scoring At $100,000 Miller High Life Open

05/21/2001 - PWBA
      OMAHA, Neb. - Defending champion Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y., thundered to the early lead after six games in the $100,000 Miller High Life Open, underway at Maplewood Lanes.

      Feldman, who captured her fifth career title here last year, opened the tournament with a 265 game and went on to compile a six-game set of 1,429 pins, for an average of 238.17. She is leading her nearest rival, Karen Stroud, Victoria, Texas, by 77 pins.

      Feldman said her performance on the Sport Bowling condition last week at the St. Clair Classic spurred her to make some changes for the Omaha tournament, which has the same lane condition. "I bowled poorly last week, but I practiced a lot afterward on different hand positions and releases. I wanted to get more roll on the ball as it comes off my hand to straighten out the big hook I usually have.

      "Plus, I won here last year and I'm so comfortable bowling in front of the people who support us in Omaha."

      In third place is Cara Honeychurch of Australia, at 1,340 pins and a 223.33 average. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, N. Richland Hills, Texas, follows Honeychurch with 1,335 pins and a 222.50 average. In fifth is the 1998 PWBA Player of the Year Carol Gianotti-Block, also of Australia, with 1,326 pins and a 221.00 average.

Qualifier Standings After 6 Games:

SQ  POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN                          PINS   AVG   +OR-
A     1 Michelle Feldman - Skaneateles, NY         1429 238.17  +229
A     2 Karen Stroud - Victoria, TX                     1352 225.33  +152
A     3 Cara Honeychurch - Australia                1340 223.33  +140
A     4 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard - N. Richland Hills,  1335 222.50  +135
A     5 Carol Gianotti-Block - Australia            1326 221.00  +126
A T   6 Lynda Barnes - Wichita, KS                  1324 220.67  +124
A       Lisa Burrough - Wichita, KS                 1324 220.67  +124
A     8 Julie Jackson - Rural Hall, NC              1321 220.17  +121
A     9 Marianne DiRupo - Succasunna, NJ          1309 218.17  +109
A    10 Leanne Barrette - Pleasanton, CA            1304 217.33  +104
A    11 Lisa Wagner - Ft. Myers, FL                    1298 216.33   +98
A    12 Debbie McMullen - Denver, CO                1285 214.17   +85
A    13 Kim Adler - Cocoa, FL                            1281 213.50   +81
A T  14 Anne Marie Duggan - Edmond, OK         1276 212.67   +76
A       Kathy Tribbey - Newbert, OR                    1276 212.67   +76
A    16 Allyson Allmang - Boynton Beach, FL      1274 212.33   +74
A    17 Gena Guccione - Thornton, CO                1269 211.50   +69
A T  18 Tish Johnson - Northridge, CA                 1267 211.17   +67
A       Brenda Norman - Indianapolis, IN               1267 211.17   +67
A    20 Kim Terrell - Daly City, CA                       1265 210.83   +65
A T  21 Jody Ellis - Buffalo, NY                           1263 210.50   +63
A       Kelly Kulick - Union City, NJ                      1263 210.50   +63
A    23 Jennifer Swanson - Shelton, CT                1258 209.67   +58
A    24 Lisa Bishop - Belleville, MI                        1252 208.67   +52
A    25 Tiffany Stanbrough - Oklahoma City, OK    1246 207.67   +46
A    26 Pauliina Aalto - Finland                            1242 207.00   +42
A    27 Maxine Nable - Australia                          1230 205.00   +30
A    28 Wendy Macpherson - Henderson, NV        1227 204.50   +27
A    29 Cheryl Daniels - West Bloomfield, MI         1225 204.17   +25
A    30 Kendra Gaines - Sebring, FL                     1222 203.67   +22
A    31 Keli Rapp - Fayetteville, NY                      1210 201.67   +10
A    32 Dede Davidson - Las Vegas, NV               1209 201.50    +9
A    33 Alayne Blomenberg - Cranston, RI            1207 201.17    +7
A    34 Laura Lee Daniel - Corona, CA                 1204 200.67    +4
A    35 Shana Ray - Portland, TX                        1203 200.50    +3
A    36 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi - Linden, NJ                  1202 200.33    +2
A    37 Yuko Nakatani - Japan                            1200 200.00     0
A    38 Robin Mossontte - Newhall, CA                1198 199.67    -2
A    39 Jeanne Naccarato - Tacoma, WA             1193 198.83    -7
A    40 Amy Dillon - Wichita, KS                         1183 197.17   -17
A    41 Liz Johnson - Cheektowaga, NY               1174 195.67   -26
A    42 Michelle Mullen - Dearborn, MI                 1152 192.00   -48
A    43 Stephanie Collins - Lodi, NJ                     1142 190.33   -58
A    44 Nikki Gianulias - Vallejo, CA                    1136 189.33   -64
A    45 Tennelle Grijalva - Orange, CA                  1128 188.00   -72
A    46 Deanna Andrews - Pensacola, FL             1122 187.00   -78
A    47 Aleta Sill - Dearborn, MI                           1117 186.17   -83
A    48 Marcia Kamrowski - Boca Raton, FL         1115 185.83   -85
A    49 Janice Albertson - Bellevue, NE                1099 183.17  -101
A    50 Janette Piesczynski - Cheektowaga, NY   1062 177.00  -138
A    51 Holly Milz - Janesville, WI                        1040 173.33  -160





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